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Todd County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Todd County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1855 (created)
1867 (organized)
Seat Long Prairie
Largest City Long Prairie
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

980 sq mi (2,538 km²)
945 sq mi (2,448 km²)
35 sq mi (91 km²), 3.5%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

24,257
26/sq mi (10/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.todd.mn.us
Named for: John Blair Smith Todd
Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information
USA Todd County, Minnesota age pyramid
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

Todd County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,895. Its county seat is Long Prairie. The county was formed in 1855 and organized in 1867. It is named after John Blair Smith Todd, who was a delegate from Dakota Territory to the United States House of Representatives, and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 980 square miles (2,500 km2), of which 945 square miles (2,450 km2) is land and 35 square miles (91 km2) (3.5%) is water.

Major highways

  • I-94.svg Interstate 94
  • US 10.svg U.S. Highway 10
  • US 52.svg U.S. Highway 52
  • US 71.svg U.S. Highway 71
  • MN-27.svg Minnesota State Highway 27
  • MN-28.svg Minnesota State Highway 28
  • MN-210.svg Minnesota State Highway 210
  • MN-287.svg Minnesota State Highway 287

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 430
1870 2,036 373.5%
1880 6,133 201.2%
1890 12,930 110.8%
1900 22,214 71.8%
1910 23,407 5.4%
1920 26,059 11.3%
1930 26,170 0.4%
1940 27,438 4.8%
1950 25,420 −7.4%
1960 23,119 −9.1%
1970 22,114 −4.3%
1980 24,991 13.0%
1990 23,363 −6.5%
2000 24,426 4.5%
2010 24,895 1.9%
Est. 2015 24,257 −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 24,426 people, 9,342 households, and 6,511 families in Todd County. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 11,900 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.54% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.1% were of German, 11.3% Norwegian and 5.6% Polish ancestry.

There were 9,342 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,281, and the median income for a family was $39,920. Males had a median income of $28,630 versus $20,287 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,658. About 9.60% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.

Amish

Todd County has a large concentration of Amish, about the same population size as the Amish settlement at Harmony, Minnesota. It is home to five different Amish communities, with altogether 7 church districts in 2013, which indicates a total population of about 1000 people.

Location Founded in Church dis-
tricts in 2013
Affiation
Bertha/Hewitt 1973 1 Swartzentruber
Long Prairie/Osakis 1995 2
Clarissa/Browerville 2001 2
Bertha/Staples 2003 1 Swartzentruber
Eagle Bend 2007 1

Communities

Cities

Townships

  • Bartlett
  • Bertha
  • Birchdale
  • Bruce
  • Burleene
  • Burnhamville
  • Eagle Valley
  • Fawn Lake
  • Germania
  • Gordon
  • Grey Eagle
  • Hartford
  • Iona
  • Kandota
  • Leslie
  • Little Elk
  • Little Sauk
  • Long Prairie
  • Moran
  • Reynolds
  • Round Prairie
  • Staples
  • Stowe Prairie
  • Turtle Creek
  • Villard
  • Ward
  • West Union
  • Wykeham

Unincorporated communities


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