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

720 sq mi (1,864 km²)
704 sq mi (1,824 km²)
15 sq mi (39 km²), 2.10%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9,165
13/sq mi (5/km²)
Founded May 23, 1857 [1]
Named for William Pitt Murray, who served in various positions within government.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.murray-countymn.com

Murray County is a county located in the state of Minnesota, United States. As of 2000, the population was 9,165. Its county seat is Slayton[1].

Contents

History

During the 1880s there was a "war" to decide whether Currie or Slayton would be the county seat.[2]
In the history of record keeping, Minnesota has been struck by two F-5 tornadoes and one occurred in Murray County: the Chandler Tornado (June 16, 1992) and one in Neighboring Lyon County The Tracy Tornado (June 13, 1968).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 720 square miles (1,864 km²), of which 704 square miles (1,824 km²) is land and 15 square miles (39 km²) (2.10%) is water. The Mississippi-Missouri watershed divide runs through the western part of the county, near Chandler, along what is locally known as Buffalo Ridge.

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Lakes

Major highways

  • MN-267.svg Minnesota State Highway 267

Adjacent counties

Demographics

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

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 9,165 people, 3,722 households, and 2,601 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 4,357 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.34% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 1.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.3% were of German, 12.9% Norwegian, 12.5% Dutch and 5.1% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

Murray County
Population by year

1970 - 12,508
1980 - 11,084
1990 - 9,660
2000 - 9,165

There were 3,722 households out of which 29.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 4.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 21.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,966, and the median income for a family was $40,893. Males had a median income of $27,101 versus $19,636 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,936. About 6.30% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.40% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

References

External links

Coordinates: 44°01′N 95°46′W / 44.02°N 95.76°W / 44.02; -95.76


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Murray County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Murray 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 Slayton
Largest City Slayton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.10%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9165
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.murray-countymn.com
Named for: William Pitt Murray, who served in various positions within government.

Murray County is a county located in the state of Minnesota, United States. As of 2000, the population is 9,165. Its county seat is Slayton6.

Contents

History

During the 1880s there was a "war" to decide whether Currie or Slayton would be the county seat.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,864 km² (720 sq mi). 1,824 km² (704 sq mi) of it is land and 39 km² (15 sq mi) of it (2.10%) is water. The Mississippi-Missouri watershed divide runs through the western part of the county, near Chandler, along what is locally known as Buffalo Ridge.

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 9,165 people, 3,722 households, and 2,601 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (13/sq mi). There were 4,357 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.34% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 1.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.3% were of German, 12.9% Norwegian, 12.5% Dutch and 5.1% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

Murray County
Population by year

1970 - 12,508
1980 - 11,084
1990 - 9,660
2000 - 9,165

There were 3,722 households out of which 29.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 4.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 21.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,966, and the median income for a family was $40,893. Males had a median income of $27,101 versus $19,636 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,936. About 6.30% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.40% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

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References

External links


Coordinates: 44°01′N 95°46′W / 44.02, -95.76

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