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

654 sq mi (1,695 km²)
653 sq mi (1,691 km²)
1 sq mi (4 km²), 0.23%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

124,277
190/sq mi (73/km²)
Founded February 20, 1855 [1]
Named for David Olmsted, the first mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.olmsted.mn.us

Olmsted County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1855[1] As of 2000, the population was 124,277. Its county seat and largest city is Rochester[2].

Olmsted County is part of the Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 654 square miles (1,695 km²), of which 653 square miles (1,691 km²) is land and 1 square mile (4 km²) (0.23%) is water. It is one of four counties in the state with no natural lakes.

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Lakes

Although Olmsted County contains no natural lakes, it does have six reservoirs created by dams.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

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

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 124,277 people, 47,807 households, and 32,317 families residing in the county. The population density was 190 people per square mile (73/km²). There were 49,422 housing units at an average density of 76 per square mile (29/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.33% White, 2.68% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 4.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 2.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.7% were of German, 16.1% Norwegian, 8.0% Irish and 5.2% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 47,807 households out of which 35.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% 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 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 32.20% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $51,316, and the median income for a family was $61,610. Males had a median income of $40,196 versus $29,994 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,939. About 3.80% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.70% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.

Rochester Epidemiology Project

The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) is collaboration between health care providers in Olmsted County, Minnesota. These providers have agreed to work together and share their medical records with researchers to better understand the causes and outcomes of different illnesses and to improve the health and health care of the entire county. This collaboration and sharing of medical information makes Olmsted County one of the few places in the United States, and one of the few places in the world, where "population-based" epidemiologic research can be accomplished [4] [5].

The REP has been supported by funds from the National Institutes of Health since 1966, and is the basis for over 2000 scientific publications about the epidemiology of a wide range of diseases.

Cities and towns

The Helleckson Homestead, built about 1850, preserved in Olmsted County Oxbow Park.
Olmsted County Government Center.
Cities Townships Unincorporated

† Chatfield is in both Olmsted and Fillmore County.
‡ Pine Island is mainly in Goodhue County but extends into Olmsted County.

References

  1. ^ "Minnesota Government Series, State Counties". Minnesota House of Representatives. http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/govseries/No33.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-18.  .
  2. ^ "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.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ Melton, LJ III. (1996). "History of the Rochester Epidemiology Project.". Mayo Clinic Proceedings. (71): 266-274. PMID 8594285.  
  5. ^ Kurland, LT; Molgaard CA. (1981). "The patient record in epidemiology.". Scientific American. (245): 54-63. PMID 7027437.  

External links

Coordinates: 44°00′N 92°24′W / 44.00°N 92.40°W / 44.00; -92.40


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Olmsted County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Olmsted County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1855 [1]
Seat Rochester
Largest City Rochester
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.23%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

124277
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.olmsted.mn.us
Named for: David Olmsted, the first mayor of St. Paul.

Olmsted County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1855[2]. As of 2000, the population was 124,277. Its county seat is Rochester6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,695 km² (654 sq mi). 1,691 km² (653 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.23%) is water. It is one of four counties in the state with no natural lakes.

Lakes

Although Olmsted County contains no natural lakes, it does have six reservoirs created by dams.

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 124,277 people, 47,807 households, and 32,317 families residing in the county. The population density was 73/km² (190/sq mi). There were 49,422 housing units at an average density of 29/km² (76/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.33% White, 2.68% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 4.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 2.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.7% were of German, 16.1% Norwegian, 8.0% Irish and 5.2% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 47,807 households out of which 35.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% 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 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 32.20% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $51,316, and the median income for a family was $61,610. Males had a median income of $40,196 versus $29,994 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,939. About 3.80% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.70% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Olmsted County Government Center.
Cities Townships

† Chatfield is in both Olmsted and Fillmore County.
‡ Pine Island is mainly in Goodhue County but extends into Olmsted County.

External links


Coordinates: 44°00′N 92°24′W / 44.00, -92.40

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