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Encyclopedia > Worthington, Minnesota

Worthington is a city located in Nobles County, Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 11,283. It is the county seat of Nobles County6. Nobles County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Nobles County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... 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. ...


The city's site was first settled in the 1870's as Okabena Station on a line of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway, later the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad (now part of the Union Pacific Railroad) where steam engines would take on water from adjacent Lake Okabena. More people entered along with one A.P. Miller of Toledo, Ohio, under a firm called the National Colony Organization. Miller named the new city after his wife's maiden name. Events and Trends Technology Invention of the telephone ( 1876) and phonograph ( 1877) Science Ludwig Boltzmanns statistical definition of thermodynamic entropy War, peace and politics Franco-Prussian War ( 1870– 1871) results in the collapse of the Second French Empire and in the formation of both the French Third Republic and... The Chicago and North Western Railway (AAR reporting marks: CNW, CNWS, CNWZ; unofficial abbreviation: C&NW) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... The Chicago and North Western Railway (AAR reporting marks: CNW, CNWS, CNWZ; unofficial abbreviation: C&NW) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... The Union Pacific Railroad NYSE: UNP is the largest railroad in the United States. ... City nickname: The Glass City Location Location in the state of Ohio Government County Lucas Mayor Jack Ford (D) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 217. ...


George Dayton was a banker and a real estate developer in Worthington before moving to Minneapolis to start Dayton's Department Store (now part of Macy's). Recently restored, the 1890 Dayton House is a community gem. George Draper Dayton came to Minnesota in 1883. ... Macys Department Store on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan Looking down on Macys. ...


Geography

Location of Worthington, Minnesota

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.0 km² (8.5 mi²). 18.5 km² (7.2 mi²) of it is land and 3.5 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 16.10% water. Image File history File links MNMap-doton-Worthington. ... 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. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 11,283 people, 4,311 households, and 2,828 families residing in the city. The population density is 609.3/km² (1,578.9/mi²). There are 4,573 housing units at an average density of 246.9/km² (639.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 76.81% White, 1.91% African American, 0.49% Native American, 7.06% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 11.49% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. 19.28% 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. ...


There are 4,311 households out of which 30.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% are married couples living together, 8.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% are non-families. 28.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.12. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $36,250, and the median income for a family is $44,643. Males have a median income of $28,750 versus $20,880 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,078. 13.3% of the population and 9.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.4% of those under the age of 18 and 12.3% 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. ...


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The first settlers to Worthington were attracted by the prospect of bountiful harvests from these fertile prairies and, of course, beautiful Lake Okabena.
In the Dakota language, Okabena means "nesting place of herons." It was transportation, however, that was responsible for the founding of the city in 1871 with the coming of the Sioux City and St. Paul railroads.
Worthington has more than 20 parks, many of them located around 785-acre Lake Okabena.
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