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

645 sq mi (1,671 km²)
609 sq mi (1,576 km²)
37 sq mi (95 km²), 5.66%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

22,644
36/sq mi (14/km²)
Founded February 23, 1856 [1]
Named for Bradley B. Meeker, an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.meeker.mn.us

Meeker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 22,644. Its county seat is Litchfield[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 645 square miles (1,671 km²), of which 609 square miles (1,576 km²) is land and 37 square miles (95 km²) (5.66%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 22,644 people, 8,590 households, and 6,133 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 9,821 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.35% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 1.40% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 2.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.8% were of German, 12.2% Swedish and 11.3% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 8,590 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07.

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

In the county the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,908, and the median income for a family was $47,923. Males had a median income of $33,157 versus $22,743 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,628. About 4.70% of families and 7.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.40% of those under age 18 and 13.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships Unincorporated

† a part of Eden Valley is in Stearns 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°07′N 94°32′W / 45.12°N 94.53°W / 45.12; -94.53


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Meeker County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Meeker County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 23, 1856 [1]
Seat Litchfield
Largest City Litchfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 5.66%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

22644
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.meeker.mn.us
Named for: Bradley B. Meeker, an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Meeker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 22,644. Its county seat is Litchfield6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,671 km² (645 sq mi). 1,576 km² (609 sq mi) of it is land and 95 km² (37 sq mi) of it (5.66%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,644 people, 8,590 households, and 6,133 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (37/sq mi). There were 9,821 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.35% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 1.40% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 2.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.8% were of German, 12.2% Swedish and 11.3% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 8,590 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07.

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

In the county the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,908, and the median income for a family was $47,923. Males had a median income of $33,157 versus $22,743 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,628. About 4.70% of families and 7.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.40% of those under age 18 and 13.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† a part of Eden Valley is in Stearns County.

External links


Coordinates: 45°07′N 94°32′W / 45.12, -94.53

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