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Douglas County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Douglas County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Seat Alexandria
Largest city Alexandria
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

720 sq mi (1,865 km²)
634 sq mi (1,643 km²)
86 sq mi (222 km²), 11.89%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

32,821
52/sq mi (20/km²)
Founded March 8, 1858 [1]
Named for Stephen Douglas
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.douglas.mn.us

Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 32,821. Its county seat is Alexandria[1].

Douglas County is the home of Minnesota's only wine-grape appellation, the 10,880-acre (44 km²) Alexandria Lakes Area AVA.[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 720 square miles (1,865 km²), of which, 634 square miles (1,643 km²) of it is land and 86 square miles (222 km²) of it is water, comprising over 250 lakes. The total area is 11.89% water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 4,239
1880 9,130 115.4%
1890 14,606 60.0%
1900 17,964 23.0%
1910 17,669 −1.6%
1920 19,039 7.8%
1930 18,813 −1.2%
1940 20,369 8.3%
1950 21,304 4.6%
1960 21,313 0%
1970 22,892 7.4%
1980 27,839 21.6%
1990 28,839 3.6%
2000 32,821 13.8%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 32,821 people, 13,276 households, and 9,027 families residing in the county. The population density was 52 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 16,694 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.49% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.5% were of German, 24.6% Norwegian and 8.1% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

There were 13,276 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,703, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $30,968 versus $21,240 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,850. About 5.60% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.30% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† Most of Osakis is in Douglas County, but a part of the city extends into Todd County.

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 45°56′N 95°27′W / 45.94°N 95.45°W / 45.94; -95.45


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Douglas County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Douglas County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 8, 1858 [1]
Seat Alexandria
Largest City Alexandria
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 11.89%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

32821
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.douglas.mn.us
Named for: Stephen Douglas

Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 32,821. Its county seat is Alexandria6.

Douglas County is the home of Minnesota's only wine-grape appellation, the 10,880-acre (44 km²) Alexandria Lakes Area AVA.[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,865 km² (720 sq mi). 1,643 km² (634 sq mi) of it is land and 222 km² (86 sq mi) of it is water, comprising over 250 lakes. The total area is 11.89% water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 32,821 people, 13,276 households, and 9,027 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (52/sq mi). There were 16,694 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (26/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.49% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.5% were of German, 24.6% Norwegian and 8.1% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

There were 13,276 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,703, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $30,968 versus $21,240 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,850. About 5.60% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.30% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† Most of Osakis is in Douglas County, but a part of the city extends into Todd County.

External links


Coordinates: 45°56′N 95°27′W / 45.94, -95.45

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