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Encyclopedia > Watonwan County, Minnesota

Watonwan County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 11,876. Its county seat is St. James6. The county was organized in 1860, two years after Minnesota was granted statehood. Image File history File links Map_of_Minnesota_highlighting_Watonwan_County. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Senators Mark Dayton (D) Norm Coleman (R) Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... St. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,139 km² (440 mi²). 1,125 km² (435 mi²) of it is land and 14 km² (5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.23% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Adjacent counties

Brown County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Blue Earth County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... McLeod County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Cottonwood County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 11,876 people, 4,627 households, and 3,141 families residing in the county. The population density is 11/km² (27/mi²). There are 5,036 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (12/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 88.54% White, 0.37% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 8.78% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 15.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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 Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 4,627 households out of which 32.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% are married couples living together, 7.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% are non-families. 28.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.10. Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $35,441, and the median income for a family is $42,321. Males have a median income of $29,242 versus $19,788 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,413. 9.80% of the population and 7.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.50% of those under the age of 18 and 8.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... 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

† Ormsby is located in both Watonwan and Martin County. Butterfield is a city located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... Darfur is a city located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... La Salle is a city located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... Lewisville is a city located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... Madelia is a city located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... Odin is a city located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... Ormsby is a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... St. ... Adrian Township is a township located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... Antrim Township is a township located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... Butterfield Township is a township located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... Fieldon Township is a township located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... Long Lake Township is a township located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... Madelia Township is a township located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... Nelson Township is a township located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... Odin Township is a township located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... Riverdale Township is a township located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... Rosendale Township is a township located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... South Branch Township is a township located in Watonwan County, Minnesota. ... St. ... McLeod County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ...



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Capital: Saint Paul
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Watonwan County, Minnesota - definition of Watonwan County, Minnesota in Encyclopedia (377 words)
Watonwan County is a county located in the state of Minnesota.
In the county the population is spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.60% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $35,441, and the median income for a family is $42,321.
Encyclopedia: Watonwan County, Minnesota (2535 words)
Brown County is a county located in the state of Minnesota.
Beltrami County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Minnesota.
Hennepin County is a county located in the state of Minnesota, named in honor of the 17th-century French explorer Louis Hennepin.
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