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Encyclopedia > Rock County, Minnesota
Rock County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Rock County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded May 23, 1857 [1]
Seat Luverne
Largest City Luverne
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

483 sq mi (1,251 km²)
483 sq mi (1,250 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.05%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9,721
20/sq mi (8/km²)
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.rock.mn.us
Named for: The prominent rock deposit in the county.

Rock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 9,721. Its county seat is Luverne6. 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 ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Luverne is a city in Rock County, Minnesota, along the Rock River. ... 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 Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... 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. ... 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 State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, 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. ... Luverne is a city in Rock County, Minnesota, along the Rock River. ... 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 1,251 km² (483 mi²). 1,250 km² (483 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it (0.05%) 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. ...


Lakes

Although Rock County contains no natural lakes, it does have a small lake created by a dam in Blue Mounds State Park. A man-made lake in Keukenhof, Netherlands A lake is a body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Blue Mounds State Park is a Minnesota State Park in Rock County, Minnesota near the town of Luverne. ...


Major Highways

  • Minnesota State Highway 270

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Adjacent counties

Pipestone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Murray County is a county located in the state of Minnesota, United States. ... Nobles County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Lyon County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Minnehaha County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. ... Moody County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,721 people, 3,843 households, and 2,705 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/mi²). There were 4,137 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (9/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.27% White, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 1.28% 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...

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

There were 3,843 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.10% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 22nd 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. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 20.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $38,102, and the median income for a family was $44,296. Males had a median income of $28,776 versus $22,166 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,411. About 5.50% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.10% of those under age 18 and 8.90% 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. ...


Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† Jasper is in Pipestone County but a small part extends into Rock County. Beaver Creek is a city in Rock County, Minnesota, United States. ... Hardwick is a city located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Hills is a city located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Jasper is a city located in Pipestone County, Minnesota. ... Kenneth is a city located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Luverne is a city in Rock County, Minnesota, along the Rock River. ... Magnolia is a city located in Rock County, Minnesota, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 221. ... Steen is a city located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Battle Plain Township is a township located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Beaver Creek Township is a township located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Clinton Township is a township located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Denver Township is a township located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Kanaranzi Township is a township located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Luverne Township is a township located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Magnolia Township is a township located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Martin Township is a township located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Mound Township is a township located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Rose Dell Township is a township located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Springwater Township is a township located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Vienna Township is a township located in Rock County, Minnesota. ... Pipestone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ...


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Rock County, Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (404 words)
Rock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 20.40% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $38,102, and the median income for a family was $44,296.
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