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Goodhue County, Minnesota
[[File:jjk://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/govseries/No32.htm]|75px|Seal of Goodhue County, Minnesota]]
Map of Minnesota highlighting Goodhue County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Seat Red Wing
Largest city Red Wing
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

780 sq mi (2,021 km²)
758 sq mi (1,964 km²)
22 sq mi (57 km²), 2.84%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

44,127
58/sq mi (22/km²)
Founded March 5,
Named for James Madison Goodhue, the first printer-editor in Minnesota
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.goodhue.mn.us

Goodhue County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 44,127. Its county seat is Red Wing[1]. Nearly all of Prairie Island Indian Community is within the county.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 780 square miles (2,021 km²), of which 758 square miles (1,964 km²) is land and 22 square miles (57 km²) (2.84%) is water.

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Lakes

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Goodhue County Courthouse in Red Wing, Minnesota.

Demographics

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

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 44,127 people, 16,983 households, and 11,905 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 17,879 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.57% White, 0.63% Black or African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.1% were of German, 22.0% Norwegian, 7.9% Swedish and 6.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 16,983 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,972, and the median income for a family was $55,689. Males had a median income of $36,282 versus $25,442 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,934. About 3.70% of families and 5.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.20% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships Unincorporated Ghost Town

† Most of these cities are in Goodhue County, but a part extends into Wabasha County.
‡ Fragments of Dennison extend into Rice County, and Pine Island into Olmsted County.

See also

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: 44°25′N 92°43′W / 44.41°N 92.72°W / 44.41; -92.72


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Goodhue County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Goodhue County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 5, 1853 [1]
Seat Red Wing
Largest City Red Wing
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.84%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

44127
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.goodhue.mn.us
Named for: James Madison Goodhue, the first printer-editor in Minnesota

Goodhue County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 44,127. Its county seat is Red Wing6. Nearly all of Prairie Island Indian Community is within the county.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,021 km² (780 sq mi). 1,964 km² (758 sq mi) of it is land and 57 km² (22 sq mi) of it (2.84%) is water.

Lakes

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Goodhue County Courthouse in Red Wing.

Demographics

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

As of the census² of 2000, there were 44,127 people, 16,983 households, and 11,905 families residing in the county. The population density was 22/km² (58/sq mi). There were 17,879 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (24/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.57% White, 0.63% Black or African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.1% were of German, 22.0% Norwegian, 7.9% Swedish and 6.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 16,983 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,972, and the median income for a family was $55,689. Males had a median income of $36,282 versus $25,442 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,934. About 3.70% of families and 5.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.20% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† Most of these cities are in Goodhue County, but a part extends into Wabasha County.
‡ Fragments of Dennison extend into Rice County, and Pine Island into Olmsted County.

External links


Coordinates: 44°25′N 92°43′W / 44.41, -92.72

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