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

516 sq mi (1,337 km²)
498 sq mi (1,289 km²)
19 sq mi (48 km²), 3.60%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

56,665
114/sq mi (44/km²)
Founded March 5, 1853 [1]
Named for Henry Mower Rice[1], one of the first two U.S. senators from Minnesota.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.rice.mn.us

Rice County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 56,665. Its county seat is Faribault[2].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 516 square miles (1,337 km²), of which 498 square miles (1,289 km²) is land and 19 square miles (48 km²) (3.60%) is water. The Cannon River flows northeastwardly through the county, collecting the Straight River in Faribault. The North Fork of the Zumbro River has its headwaters in the southeastern part of the county.[3]

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Lakes

Henry Mower Rice, one of Minnesota's first senators and the county's namesake

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

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

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 56,665 people, 18,888 households, and 13,353 families residing in the county. The population density was 114 people per square mile (44/km²). There were 20,061 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.59% White, 1.31% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.87% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. 5.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.1% were of German, 14.7% Norwegian, 7.2% Irish and 5.3% Czech ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 18,888 households out of which 36.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 15.80% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,651, and the median income for a family was $56,407. Males had a median income of $36,771 versus $26,151 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,695. About 4.00% of families and 6.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.70% of those under age 18 and 10.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships Unincorporated

† Dennison is in Goodhue County, but a small part extends into Rice County.
Moland is considered to be mostly in Steele County, but the area also extends into Rice County. ‡ A part of Northfield extends into Dakota County.

County Parks


References

  1. ^ Fedo, Michael (2002) (in English). Pocket Guide to Minnesota Place Names. Canada: Minnesota Historical Society Press. pp. 127. ISBN 0-87351-424-6. http://shop.mnhs.org/moreinfomhspress.cfm?Product_ID=139.  
  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. ^ Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1994. pp. 33. ISBN 0-89933-222-6.  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 44°22′N 93°18′W / 44.36°N 93.30°W / 44.36; -93.30


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Rice County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Rice County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 5, 1853 [1]
Seat Faribault
Largest City Faribault
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.60%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

56665
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.rice.mn.us
Named for: Henry Mower Rice, one of the first two U.S. senators from Minnesota.

Rice County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 56,665. Its county seat is Faribault6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,337 km² (516 sq mi). 1,289 km² (498 sq mi) of it is land and 48 km² (19 sq mi) of it (3.60%) is water. The Cannon River flows northeastwardly through the county, collecting the Straight River in Faribault. The North Fork of the Zumbro River has its headwaters in the southeastern part of the county.[1]

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 56,665 people, 18,888 households, and 13,353 families residing in the county. The population density was 44/km² (114/sq mi). There were 20,061 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (40/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.59% White, 1.31% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.87% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. 5.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.1% were of German, 14.7% Norwegian, 7.2% Irish and 5.3% Czech ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 18,888 households out of which 36.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 15.80% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,651, and the median income for a family was $56,407. Males had a median income of $36,771 versus $26,151 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,695. About 4.00% of families and 6.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.70% of those under age 18 and 10.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† Dennison is in Goodhue County, but a small part extends into Rice County.
‡ A part of Northfield extends into Dakota County.

County Parks


References

  1. ^ (1994) Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: {{subst:#ifexist:DeLorme|[[DeLorme|]]|[[Wikipedia:DeLorme|]]}}, p. 33. ISBN 0-89933-222-6. 

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Coordinates: 44°22′N 93°18′W / 44.36, -93.30

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