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

432 sq mi (1,119 km²)
430 sq mi (1,113 km²)
3 sq mi (7 km²), 0.61%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33,680
78/sq mi (30/km²)
Founded February 20, 1855 [1]
Named for Franklin Steele, a prominent pioneer of Minneapolis.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.steele.mn.us

Steele County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It was named for Franklin Steele, a prominent early resident of the state. As of 2000, the population was 33,680. Its county seat is Owatonna.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 432 square miles (1,119 km²), of which 430 square miles (1,113 km²) is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) (0.61%) is water. The Straight River flows northwardly through the county, and the Le Sueur River flows through its southwestern corner. The Middle Fork of the Zumbro River has its headwaters in the northeastern part of the county.[2]

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Lakes

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 33,680 people, 12,846 households, and 9,082 families residing in the county. The population density was 78 people per square mile (30/km²). There were 13,306 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.19% White, 1.07% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.65% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 3.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.6% were of German, 18.5% Norwegian, 5.2% Czech and 5.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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

There were 12,846 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,106, and the median income for a family was $53,981. Males had a median income of $36,366 versus $25,054 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,328. About 4.20% of families and 6.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.10% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† A small part of Bloomong Prairie extends into Dodge 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. ^ Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1994. pp. 24, 33. ISBN 0-89933-222-6.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 44°01′N 93°13′W / 44.02°N 93.22°W / 44.02; -93.22


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Steele County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Steele 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 Owatonna
Largest City Owatonna
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.61%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33680
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.steele.mn.us
Named for: Franklin Steele, a prominent pioneer of Minneapolis.

Steele County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It was named for Franklin Steele, a prominent early resident of the state. As of 2000, the population was 33,680. Its county seat is Owatonna6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,119 km² (432 sq mi). 1,113 km² (430 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.61%) is water. The Straight River flows northwardly through the county, and the Le Sueur River flows through its southwestern corner. The Middle Fork of the Zumbro River has its headwaters in the northeastern part of the county.[1]

Lakes

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 33,680 people, 12,846 households, and 9,082 families residing in the county. The population density was 30/km² (78/sq mi). There were 13,306 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (31/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.19% White, 1.07% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.65% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 3.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.6% were of German, 18.5% Norwegian, 5.2% Czech and 5.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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

There were 12,846 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,106, and the median income for a family was $53,981. Males had a median income of $36,366 versus $25,054 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,328. About 4.20% of families and 6.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.10% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† A small part of Bloomong Prairie extends into Dodge County.

References

  1. ^ (1994) Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: {{subst:#ifexist:DeLorme|[[DeLorme|]]|[[Wikipedia:DeLorme|]]}}, pp. 24, 33. ISBN 0-89933-222-6. 

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Coordinates: 44°01′N 93°13′W / 44.02, -93.22

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