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

730 sq mi (1,890 km²)
709 sq mi (1,837 km²)
20 sq mi (52 km²), 2.77%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21,802
31/sq mi (12/km²)
Founded May 23, 1857 [1]
Named for Henry Martin or Morgan Lewis Martin
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.martin.mn.us

Martin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 21,802. Its county seat is Fairmont.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 730 square miles (1,890 km²), of which 709 square miles (1,837 km²) is land and 20 square miles (52 km²) (2.77%) is water.

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Lakes

Major highways

  • MN-263.svg Minnesota State Highway 263

Adjacent counties

Demographics

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

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 21,802 people, 9,067 households, and 6,047 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 9,800 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.22% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.26% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 1.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 51.6% were of German, 11.9% Norwegian, 5.9% Swedish and 5.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 9,067 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 30.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 19.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,810, and the median income for a family was $44,541. Males had a median income of $30,467 versus $21,780 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,529. About 7.10% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.10% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships Ghost town

† Ormsby is in both Watonwan and Martin counties

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°41′N 94°34′W / 43.68°N 94.56°W / 43.68; -94.56


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Martin County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Martin County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded May 23, 1857 [1]
Seat Fairmont
Largest City Fairmont
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.77%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21802
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.martin.mn.us
Named for: Henry Martin or Morgan Lewis Martin

Martin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 21,802. Its county seat is Fairmont.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,890 km² (730 sq mi). 1,837 km² (709 sq mi) of it is land and 52 km² (20 sq mi) of it (2.77%) 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 21,802 people, 9,067 households, and 6,047 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (31/sq mi). There were 9,800 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.22% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.26% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 1.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 51.6% were of German, 11.9% Norwegian, 5.9% Swedish and 5.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 9,067 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 30.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 19.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,810, and the median income for a family was $44,541. Males had a median income of $30,467 versus $21,780 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,529. About 7.10% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.10% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† Ormsby is in both Watonwan and Martin counties

External links


Coordinates: 43°41′N 94°34′W / 43.68, -94.56

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