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

642 sq mi (1,662 km²)
626 sq mi (1,622 km²)
15 sq mi (40 km²), 2.38%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

49,985
80/sq mi (31/km²)
Founded February 23, 1854 [1]
Named for Winona, a female cousin of Wabasha, who was the last of three successive chiefs of the Mississippi band of Dakota with that name.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.winona.mn.us

Winona County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 49,985. Its county seat is Winona[1].

Contents

History

Maiden Rock, from which legend has it the Dakota maiden called Winona leapt to her doom.

The name of the county is said to derive from a Dakota legend regarding a woman, referred to Winona, who was betrothed to marry a warrior whom she did not love. Rather than marry him, she is said to have leapt to her death from a rock now called "Maiden's Rock" on Lake Pepin. This legend is colloquially referred to as the Princess Winona legend.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 642 square miles (1,662 km²), of which 626 square miles (1,622 km²) is land and 15 square miles (40 km²) (2.38%) is water.

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Bodies of water

  • Airport Lake - Winona
  • Bartlet Lake - Winona
  • Bollers Lake - Goodview
  • Hunters Lake - Winona
  • Lake Goodview - Goodview
  • Lake Winona - Winona
  • Rileys Lake - vast majority in Winona, west edge in Goodview
  • Mississippi River - forms county's eastern border with Wisconsin
  • Whitewater River - flows northeast from the western side of the county

Major Highways

Public Airports

Adjacent Counties

National protected area

Demographics

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

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 49,985 people, 18,744 households, and 11,696 families residing in the county. The population density was 80 people per square mile (31/km²). There were 19,551 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.80% White, 0.77% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.87% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.8% were of German, 13.9% Norwegian, 9.9% Polish and 7.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 18,744 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.30% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.60% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 18.60% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,700, and the median income for a family was $49,845. Males had a median income of $31,926 versus $23,406 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,077. About 5.60% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Presidential elections results
Year GOP Dems
2004 46.3% 12,686 51.9% 14,231
2000 45.0% 10,773 46.3% 11,069
1996 36.8% 7,955 47.5% 10,272
1992 35.0% 8,585 39.6% 9,707
1988 50.9% 11,012 47.7% 10,310
1984 55.0% 11,981 44.0% 9,577
1980 45.1% 10,332 42.9% 9,814
1976 47.6% 10,436 49.9% 10,939
1972 56.4% 10,910 41.8% 8,080
1968 45.9% 7,998 49.5% 8,627
1964 35.7% 6,345 64.1% 11,397
1960 52.1% 9,271 47.7% 8,484

Communities

Cities Townships Unincorporated

† La Crescent is in Houston County but extends into Winona County.
‡ Minneiska is located in both Winona County and Wabasha 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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Further reading

  • DeLorme's Minnesota Atlas and Gazetteer (ISBN 0-89933-333-8)

External links

Coordinates: 43°59′N 91°46′W / 43.98°N 91.77°W / 43.98; -91.77


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Winona County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Winona County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 23, 1854 [1]
Seat Winona
Largest City Winona
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.38%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

49985
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.winona.mn.us
Named for: Winona, a female cousin of Wabasha, who was the last of three successive chiefs of the Mississippi band of Dakota with that name.

Winona County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 49,985. Its county seat is Winona6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,662 km² (642 sq mi). 1,622 km² (626 sq mi) of it is land and 40 km² (15 sq mi) of it (2.38%) is water.

Bodies of Water

Major Highways

    Public Airports

    Adjacent counties

    Demographics

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

    As of the census² of 2000, there were 49,985 people, 18,744 households, and 11,696 families residing in the county. The population density was 31/km² (80/sq mi). There were 19,551 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (31/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.80% White, 0.77% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.87% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.8% were of German, 13.9% Norwegian, 9.9% Polish and 7.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

    There were 18,744 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.30% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.60% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.

    In the county the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 18.60% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

    The median income for a household in the county was $38,700, and the median income for a family was $49,845. Males had a median income of $31,926 versus $23,406 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,077. About 5.60% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

    Politics

    Presidential elections results
    Year GOP Dems
    2004 46.3% 12,686 51.9% 14,231
    2000 45.0% 10,773 46.3% 11,069
    1996 36.8% 7,955 47.5% 10,272
    1992 35.0% 8,585 39.6% 9,707
    1988 50.9% 11,012 47.7% 10,310
    1984 55.0% 11,981 44.0% 9,577
    1980 45.1% 10,332 42.9% 9,814
    1976 47.6% 10,436 49.9% 10,939
    1972 56.4% 10,910 41.8% 8,080
    1968 45.9% 7,998 49.5% 8,627
    1964 35.7% 6,345 64.1% 11,397
    1960 52.1% 9,271 47.7% 8,484

    Cities and towns

    Cities Townships

    † La Crescent is in Houston County but extends into Winona County.
    ‡ Minneiska is located in both Winona County and Wabasha County.

    See also

    References

    • DeLorme's Minnesota Atlas and Gazetteer (ISBN 0-89933-333-8)

    External links


    Coordinates: 43°59′N 91°46′W / 43.98, -91.77


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