Jackson County, Minnesota


Jackson County, Minnesota


Jackson County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded May 23, 1857 [1]
Named for President Andrew Jackson
Seat Jackson
Largest city Jackson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

719.46 sq mi (1,863 km²)
701.69 sq mi (1,817 km²)
17.76 sq mi (46 km²), 2.47%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

10,266
16/sq mi (6/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.jackson.mn.us
Jackson County Courthouse in Jackson

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 10,266.[1] Its county seat is Jackson[2].

Contents

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 719.46 square miles (1,863.4 km2), of which 701.69 square miles (1,817.4 km2) (or 97.53%) is land and 17.76 square miles (46.0 km2) (or 2.47%) is water.[3]

Lakes

There are 18 lakes completely within Jackson County and three lakes which extend into it from other counties.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 181
1870 1,825 908.3%
1880 4,806 163.3%
1890 8,924 85.7%
1900 14,793 65.8%
1910 14,491 −2.0%
1920 15,955 10.1%
1930 15,863 −0.6%
1940 16,805 5.9%
1950 16,306 −3.0%
1960 15,501 −4.9%
1970 14,352 −7.4%
1980 13,690 −4.6%
1990 11,677 −14.7%
2000 11,268 −3.5%
2010 10,266 −8.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 11,268 people, 4,556 households, and 3,116 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 5,092 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.07% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.97% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 1.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 51.9% were of German, 14.1% Norwegian and 5.6% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 4,556 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 5.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 20.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,746, and the median income for a family was $43,426. Males had a median income of $29,123 versus $20,860 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,499. About 5.20% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.00% of those under age 18 and 8.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships Unincorporated

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 43°41′N 95°10′W / 43.68°N 95.16°W / 43.68; -95.16


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