Pope County, Minnesota


Pope County, Minnesota

Infobox U.S. County
county = Pope County
state = Minnesota


founded year = 1862 [http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/govseries/No33.htm]
founded date = February 20
seat wl = Glenwood
largest city wl = Glenwood
area_total_sq_mi = 717
area_total_km2 = 1858
area_land_sq_mi = 670
area_land_km2 = 1736
area_water_sq_mi = 47
area_water_km2 = 122
area percentage = 6.57%
census yr = 2000
pop = 11236
density_sq_mi = 17
density_km2 = 6
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web = http://www.co.pope.mn.us/
named for = General John Pope

Pope County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 11,236. Its county seat is GlenwoodGR|6.Three votes decided who won Pope County in the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

History

Pope County was identified by the state legislature in 1862, and named for John Pope, a General in the Union Army who had earlier worked as a surveyor in the area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 717 square miles (1,858 km²), of which, 670 square miles (1,736 km²) of it is land and 47 square miles (122 km²) of it (6.57%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

*Douglas County (north)
*Stearns County (east)
*Kandiyohi County (southeast)
*Swift County (south)
*Stevens County (west)
*Grant County (northwest)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 11,236 people, 4,513 households, and 3,064 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 5,827 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.85% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.8% were of Norwegian and 31.6% German ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 4,513 households out of which 29.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 21.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,633, and the median income for a family was $42,818. Males had a median income of $30,452 versus $20,511 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,032. About 5.80% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.40% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

† Brooten is in Stearns County, but a small part extends into Pope County.

References

External links

* [http://www.mncounties.org/pope/ Pope County government’s wepages]


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