|Norman County, Minnesota|
Location in the state of Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
|Founded||February 17, 1881 |
|Named for||In honor of the large number of Norwegians, or Normans, who settled in this county.|
877 sq mi (2,271 km²)
876 sq mi (2,270 km²)
1 sq mi (1 km²), 0.06%
8/sq mi (3/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Geography[edit | edit source]
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,271 km² (877 sq mi). 2,270 km² (876 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.06%) is water. Major geographical features include the Red River of the North, which comprises the western border of the county, and the Wild Rice River, which flows from the eastern border to empty into the Red River.
Major Highways[edit | edit source]
Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]
- Polk County (north)
- Mahnomen County (east)
- Becker County (southeast)
- Clay County (south)
- Cass County (southwest)
- Traill County (west)
Demographics[edit | edit source]
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,442 people, 3,010 households, and 2,007 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 3,455 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.30% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 1.73% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 3.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 57.5% were of Norwegian and 21.7% German ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 3,010 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 31.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.04.
Norman County has a moderately spread age distribution with 25.70% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 20.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,535, and the median income for a family was $41,280. Males had a median income of $28,674 versus $20,619 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,895. About 7.10% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.70% of those under age 18 and 14.30% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
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