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Fillmore County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Fillmore County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded March 5, 1853 [1]
Named for President Millard Fillmore
Seat Preston
Largest city Spring Valley
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

862 sq mi (2,233 km²)
861 sq mi (2,231 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.10%
 - (2000)
 - Density

24/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Fillmore County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 21,122. Its county seat is Preston.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,233 km² (862 sq mi). 2,231 km² (861 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.10%) is water.

Major Highways[edit | edit source]

Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]

Geology[edit | edit source]

The county is part of the Driftless Area, or in its own documents, the Paleozoic plateau. This part of Minnesota was ice-free during the last ice age. The county to the east is more rugged, but Fillmore County also displays a karst topography.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 21,122 people, 8,228 households, and 5,718 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 8,908 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.92% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.9% were of Norwegian, 31.1% German and 5.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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

There were 8,228 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,651, and the median income for a family was $44,883. Males had a median income of $29,094 versus $21,906 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,067. About 6.80% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.40% of those under age 18 and 11.20% of those age 65 or over.

Fillmore county is home to many farms include Good Earth Village and Dream Acres. Dream Acres hosts a summer arts camp each August.

Cities and towns[edit | edit source]

Fillmore County Courthouse in Preston, Minnesota.

Fillmore County, Minnesota in autumn.

Cities Townships

† Chatfield is split between Filmore County and Olmsted County.

See also[edit | edit source]

External link[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 43°41′N 92°05′W / 43.68, -92.09

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