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Marshall County, Minnesota
Map

Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 25, 1879
Seat Warren
Largest City Warren
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,813 sq mi (4,696 km²)
1,775 sq mi (4,597 km²)
38 sq mi (98 km²), 2.1%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

9,423
5.3/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.marshall.mn.us
Named for: William Rainey Marshall, 5th Governor of Minnesota

Marshall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,439. Its county seat is Warren.

Marshall County was the location of a claimed UFO incident in 1979, the Val Johnson incident.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,813 square miles (4,700 km2), of which 1,775 square miles (4,600 km2) is land and 38 square miles (98 km2) (2.1%) is water. Marshall is one of 17 Minnesota savanna region counties where savanna soils dominate.

Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information
Old Mill State Park New Wiki Version
Soils of Old Mill State Park

Major highways

  • US 59.svg U.S. Highway 59
  • US 75.svg U.S. Highway 75
  • MN-1.svg Minnesota State Highway 1
  • MN-32.svg Minnesota State Highway 32
  • MN-89.svg Minnesota State Highway 89
  • MN-219.svg Minnesota State Highway 219
  • MN-220.svg Minnesota State Highway 220
  • MN-317.svg Minnesota State Highway 317

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 992
1890 9,130 820.4%
1900 15,698 71.9%
1910 16,338 4.1%
1920 19,443 19.0%
1930 17,003 −12.5%
1940 18,364 8.0%
1950 16,125 −12.2%
1960 14,262 −11.6%
1970 13,060 −8.4%
1980 13,027 −0.3%
1990 10,993 −15.6%
2000 10,155 −7.6%
2010 9,439 −7.1%
Est. 2015 9,423 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015
USA Marshall County, Minnesota age pyramid
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,155 people, 4,101 households and 2,837 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 per square mile (2/km²). There were 4,791 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.22% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 1.62% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 2.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 43.2% were of Norwegian, 12.1% Polish, 11.7% German and 9.6% Swedish ancestry.

There were 4,101 households of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 5.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.01.

Age distribution was 25.40% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.10 males.

The median household income was $34,804, and the median family income was $41,908. Males had a median income of $30,051 versus $20,600 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,317. About 6.90% of families and 9.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.30% of those under age 18 and 12.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Townships

  • Agder Township
  • Alma Township
  • Augsburg Township
  • Big Woods Township
  • Bloomer Township
  • Boxville Township
  • Cedar Township
  • Como Township
  • Comstock Township
  • Donnelly Township
  • Eagle Point Township
  • East Park Township
  • East Valley Township
  • Eckvoll Township
  • Espelie Township
  • Excel Township
  • Foldahl Township
  • Fork Township
  • Grand Plain Township
  • Holt Township
  • Huntly Township
  • Lincoln Township
  • Linsell Township
  • Marsh Grove Township
  • McCrea Township
  • Middle River Township
  • Moose River Township
  • Moylan Township
  • Nelson Park Township
  • New Folden Township
  • New Maine Township
  • New Solum Township
  • Oak Park Township
  • Parker Township
  • Rollis Township
  • Sinnott Township
  • Spruce Valley Township
  • Tamarac Township
  • Thief Lake Township
  • Valley Township
  • Vega Township
  • Veldt Township
  • Viking Township
  • Wanger Township
  • Warrenton Township
  • West Valley Township
  • Whiteford Township
  • Wright Township

Unincorporated community

Unorganized territory

  • Mud Lake

Ghost town


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