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

723 sq mi (1,872 km²)
708 sq mi (1,833 km²)
15 sq mi (39 km²), 2.07%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

32,584
46/sq mi (18/km²)
Founded February 20, 1855 [1]
Named for William Freeborn, a territorial settler
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.freeborn.mn.us

Freeborn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 32,584. Its county seat is Albert Lea[1].

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 723 square miles (1,872 km²), of which 708 square miles (1,833 km²) is land and 15 square miles (39 km²) (2.07%) is water. The Le Sueur River, a tributary of the Minnesota River, starts in the northern part of the county.

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Lakes

Freeborn County has 16 lakes, mostly in the western half of the county.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

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

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 32,584 people, 13,356 households, and 9,015 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 13,996 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.22% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.92% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 6.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.8% were of Norwegian, 26.2% German and 5.8% Danish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 13,356 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,964, and the median income for a family was $45,142. Males had a median income of $31,491 versus $21,799 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,325. About 5.60% of families and 8.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.00% of those under age 18 and 9.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Freeborn County Courthouse.
Cities Townships

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: 43°40′N 93°21′W / 43.67°N 93.35°W / 43.67; -93.35


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Freeborn County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Freeborn County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1855 [1]
Seat Albert Lea
Largest City Albert Lea
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.07%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

32584
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.freeborn.mn.us
Named for: William Freeborn, a territorial settler

Freeborn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 32,584. Its county seat is Albert Lea6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,872 km² (723 sq mi). 1,833 km² (708 sq mi) of it is land and 39 km² (15 sq mi) of it (2.07%) is water. The Le Sueur River, a tributary of the Minnesota River, starts in the northern part of the county.

Lakes

Freeborn County has 16 lakes, mostly in the western half of the county.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

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

As of the census² of 2000, there were 32,584 people, 13,356 households, and 9,015 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (46/sq mi). There were 13,996 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.22% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.92% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 6.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.8% were of Norwegian, 26.2% German and 5.8% Danish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 13,356 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,964, and the median income for a family was $45,142. Males had a median income of $31,491 versus $21,799 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,325. About 5.60% of families and 8.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.00% of those under age 18 and 9.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Freeborn County Courthouse.
Cities Townships

External links


Coordinates: 43°40′N 93°21′W / 43.67, -93.35

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