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Encyclopedia > Big Stone County, Minnesota
Big Stone County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Big Stone County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1862 [1]
Seat Ortonville
Largest City Ortonville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

528 sq mi (1,367 km²)
497 sq mi (1,287 km²)
31 sq mi (80 km²), 5.86%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

5,820
12/sq mi (5/km²)
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.bigstonecounty.org
Named for: Big Stone Lake

Big Stone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 5,820. Its county seat is Ortonville6. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_MN.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Minnesota ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Ortonville is a city located in Minnesota. ... Ortonville is a city located in Minnesota. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precison atomic time standard. ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Big Stone Lake is a long, narrow freshwater lake and reservoir forming the border between western Minnesota and northeastern South Dakota. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Ortonville is a city located in Minnesota. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,367 km² (528 mi²). 1,287 km² (497 mi²) of it is land and 80 km² (31 mi²) of it (5.86%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Major Highways

Image File history File links US_12. ... U.S. Highway 12 is an east-west United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_75. ... U.S. Highway 75 is a north-south United States highway. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Minnesota State Highway 7 is a highway in Minnesota. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Minnesota State Highway 28 is a highway which runs from the South Dakota border in Browns Valley, Minnesota to Little Falls, Minnesota. ...

Adjacent counties

Traverse County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Stevens County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Swift County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Lac qui Parle County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. ... Roberts County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,820 people, 2,377 households, and 1,611 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (12/mi²). There were 3,171 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.44% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. 0.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 2,377 households out of which 29.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 5.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.20% were non-families. 30.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 21.90% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 24.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 94.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $30,721, and the median income for a family was $37,354. Males had a median income of $27,857 versus $20,123 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,708. About 7.80% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.50% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

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

On ePodunk : Big Stone County & Big Stone Cty. ancestry :
German - 40%; Norwegian - 20%; Swedish - 9% (2000) Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...


Cities and towns

Cities Townships

Barry is a city in Big Stone County, Minnesota, United States. ... Beardsley is a city located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Clinton is a city in Big Stone County, Minnesota, United States. ... Correll is a city located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Graceville is a city located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Johnson is a city located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Odessa is a town located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Ortonville is a city located in Minnesota. ... Akron Township is a township located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Almond Township is a township located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Artichoke Township is a township located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Big Stone Township is a township located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Browns Valley Township is a township located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Foster Township is a township located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Graceville Township is a township located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Malta Township is a township located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Moonshine Township is a township located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Odessa Township is a township located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Ortonville Township is a township located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Prior Township is a township located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ... Toqua Township is a township located in Big Stone County, Minnesota. ...

External link

  • Big Stone County Government’s website


  Results from FactBites:
 
Big Stone County, Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (364 words)
Big Stone County is a county located in the state of Minnesota.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 21.90% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 24.00% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $30,721, and the median income for a family is $37,354.
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