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Benton County, Minnesota

Benton County, Minnesota
Seal of Benton County, Minnesota
Seal
Map of Minnesota highlighting Benton County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded October 27, 1849 (created)
1850 (organized)[1]
Named for Thomas Hart Benton
Seat Foley
Largest city Sauk Rapids
Area
 • Total 413 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 • Land 408 sq mi (1,057 km2)
 • Water 4.8 sq mi (12 km2), 1.2%
Population
 • (2010) 38,451
 • Density 94/sq mi (36/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.mn.benton.cowww

Benton County is a

  • Benton County Government’s website
  • Minnesota DOT's official highway map of Benton County
  • Benton County Fair
  • Benton County Historical Society and Museum - Located in Sauk Rapids, MN
  • Sartell Historical Society - Sartell, MN
  • MNGenUSGen Web Site for Benton County, Minnesota - Genealogy
  • Sauk Rapids and Benton County - Images of America Series - Approximately 200 vintage photographs
  • Benton County Map

External links

  1. ^ "Minnesota Place Names". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 49. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 61 - 64. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  8. ^ "United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles". 
  9. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Foley, Minnesota". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  15. ^ "American FactFinder".  

References

See also

  • East St. Cloud
  • Esteville (partial)
  • Minden

Ghost towns

Unincorporated communities

Census-designated place

Townships

Cities

Communities

The median income for a household in the county was $41,968, and the median income for a family was $51,277. Males had a median income of $33,214 versus $22,737 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,008. About 4.50% of families and 7.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.30% of those under age 18 and 12.60% of those age 65 or over.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 12.20% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 18.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.30 males.

There were 13,065 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.80% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.14.

As of the census of 2000,[15] there were 34,226 people, 13,065 households, and 8,518 families residing in the county. The population density was 84 people per square mile (32/km²). There were 13,460 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.22% White, 0.78% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 1.15% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.8% were of German, 12.1% Polish and 8.8% Norwegian ancestry.

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

Demographics

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Foley have ranged from a low of 2 °F (−17 °C) in January to a high of 82 °F (28 °C) in July, although a record low of −43 °F (−42 °C) was recorded in January 1977 and a record high of 107 °F (42 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 0.62 inches (16 mm) in February to 4.17 inches (106 mm) in June.[9]

Foley, Minnesota
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Source: The Weather Channel[9]

Climate and weather

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Source: United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles[8]

Lakes

Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information[7]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 413 square miles (1,070 km2), of which 408 square miles (1,060 km2) is land and 4.8 square miles (12 km2) (1.2%) is water.[6] It is the fifth-smallest county in Minnesota by land area and fourth-smallest by total area.

Geography

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Lakes 1.1
    • Major highways 1.2
    • Adjacent counties 1.3
  • Climate and weather 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Townships 4.2
    • Census-designated place 4.3
    • Unincorporated communities 4.4
    • Ghost towns 4.5
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Benton County is part of the St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI Combined Statistical Area.

[5], a U.S. Senator from Missouri.Thomas Hart Benton Benton County was named for [4]

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