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

550 sq mi (1,424 km²)
525 sq mi (1,360 km²)
25 sq mi (64 km²), 4.51%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21,610
41/sq mi (16/km²)
Founded October 27, 1849 [1]
Named for Three successive chiefs of Mississippi bands of Dakota Indians.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.wabasha.mn.us

Wabasha County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1849[1] As of 2000, the population was 21,610. Its county seat is Wabasha[2].

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

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 550 square miles (1,424 km²), of which 525 square miles (1,360 km²) is land and 25 square miles (64 km²) (4.51%) is water.

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Major highways

Lakes

Adjacent counties

Demographics

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

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 21,610 people, 8,277 households, and 5,876 families residing in the county. The population density was 41 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 9,066 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.97% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 1.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 53.3% were of German, 11.1% Norwegian, 7.3% Irish and 5.0% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 8,277 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% 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 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,117, and the median income for a family was $50,480. Males had a median income of $33,053 versus $24,316 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,664. About 4.10% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.00% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Wabasha County Jail, built 1916.
Cities Townships Unincorporated

† These cities lie partly within Goodhue County.
‡ A part of Minneiska extends into Winona County.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Minnesota Government Series, State Counties". Minnesota House of Representatives. http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/govseries/No34.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.  

External links

Coordinates: 44°17′N 92°14′W / 44.28°N 92.24°W / 44.28; -92.24


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Wabasha County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Wabasha County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded October 27, 1849 [1]
Seat Wabasha
Largest City Lake City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 4.51%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21610
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.wabasha.mn.us
Named for: Three successive chiefs of Mississippi bands of Dakota Indians.

Wabasha County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1849[2]. As of 2000, the population was 21,610. Its county seat is Wabasha6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,424 km² (550 sq mi). 1,360 km² (525 sq mi) of it is land and 64 km² (25 sq mi) of it (4.51%) is water.

Major Highways

Lakes

Adjacent counties

Demographics

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

As of the census² of 2000, there were 21,610 people, 8,277 households, and 5,876 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (41/sq mi). There were 9,066 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.97% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 1.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 53.3% were of German, 11.1% Norwegian, 7.3% Irish and 5.0% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 8,277 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% 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 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,117, and the median income for a family was $50,480. Males had a median income of $33,053 versus $24,316 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,664. About 4.10% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.00% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Wabasha County Jail, built 1916.
Cities Townships

† These cities lie partly within Goodhue County.
‡ A part of Minneiska extends into Winona County.

Unincorporated communities

See also

External links

Coordinates: 44°17′N 92°14′W / 44.28, -92.24


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