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

862 sq mi (2,232 km²)
796 sq mi (2,062 km²)
66 sq mi (171 km²), 7.65%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

41,203
52/sq mi (20/km²)
Founded March 20, 1858 [1]
Named for Kandiyohi means "where the buffalo fish come" in Dakota language. Fish swim upstream in the region’s rivers to spawn.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.kandiyohi.mn.us

Kandiyohi County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, its population was 41,203. Its county seat is Willmar[1].

Contents

History

Kandiyohi County is named after a Dakota word meaning "where the buffalo fish come." Kandiyohi County was organized in 1858 with its county seat in Kandiyohi, which was then called Kandiyohi Station and was just a railroad stop. The original county occupied only the southern half of its current area. Development was slow, and in 1870 the state legislature called for Monongalia County to merge with Kandiyohi and make one larger county. It took until November 21, 1871 to agree on the centrally located Willmar as the county seat.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 862 square miles (2,232 km²), of which 796 square miles (2,062 km²) is land and 66 square miles (171 km²) (7.65%) is water.

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Lakes

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 41,203 people, 15,936 households, and 10,979 families residing in the county. The population density was 52 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 18,415 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.62% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 4.17% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 8.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.4% were of German, 25.8% Norwegian, 9.9% Swedish and 5.6% Dutch ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 15,936 households, out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% 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 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,772, and the median income for a family was $48,016. Males had a median income of $32,272 versus $22,128 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,627. About 5.90% of families and 9.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.10% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

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.  

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Coordinates: 45°09′N 95°01′W / 45.15°N 95.01°W / 45.15; -95.01


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Kandiyohi County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Kandiyohi County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 20, 1858 [1]
Seat Willmar
Largest City Willmar
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 7.65%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

41203
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.kandiyohi.mn.us
Named for: Kandiyohi means "where the buffalo fish come" in Dakota language. Fish swim upstream in the region’s rivers to spawn.

Kandiyohi County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, its population was 41,203. Its county seat is Willmar6.

Contents

History

Kandiyohi County was organized in 1858 with its county seat in Kandiyohi, which was then called Kandiyohi Station and was just a railroad stop. The original county occupied only the southern half of its current area. Development was slow, and in 1870 the state legislature called for Monongalia County to merge with Kandiyohi and make one larger county. It took until November 21, 1871 to agree on the centrally located Willmar as the county seat.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,232 km² (862 sq mi). 2,062 km² (796 sq mi) of it is land and 171 km² (66 sq mi) of it (7.65%) is water.

Lakes

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 41,203 people, 15,936 households, and 10,979 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (52/sq mi). There were 18,415 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.62% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 4.17% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 8.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.4% were of German, 25.8% Norwegian, 9.9% Swedish and 5.6% Dutch ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 15,936 households, out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% 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 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,772, and the median income for a family was $48,016. Males had a median income of $32,272 versus $22,128 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,627. About 5.90% of families and 9.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.10% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

See also

  • Category:People from Willmar, Minnesota

External links


Coordinates: 45°09′N 95°01′W / 45.15, -95.01

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