|Winona County, Minnesota|
Location in the state of Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
|Founded||February 23, 1854 |
|Named for||Winona, a female cousin of Wabasha, who was the last of three successive chiefs of the Mississippi band of Dakota with that name.|
641.59 sq mi (1,662 km²)
626.30 sq mi (1,622 km²)
15.29 sq mi (40 km²), 2.38%
80/sq mi (31/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
The name of the county is said to derive from a Dakota legend regarding a woman, referred to Winona, who was betrothed to marry a warrior whom she did not love. Rather than marry him, she is said to have leapt to her death from a rock now called "Maiden's Rock" on Lake Pepin. This legend is colloquially referred to as the Princess Winona legend.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 641.59 square miles (1,661.7 km2), of which 626.30 square miles (1,622.1 km2) (or 97.62%) is land and 15.29 square miles (39.6 km2) (or 2.38%) is water.
Bodies of water
- Airport Lake - Winona
- Bartlet Lake - Winona
- Bollers Lake - Goodview
- Hunters Lake - Winona
- Lake Goodview - Goodview
- Lake Winona - Winona
- Rileys Lake - vast majority in Winona, west edge in Goodview
- Mississippi River - forms county's eastern border with Wisconsin
- Whitewater River - flows northeast from the western side of the county
- Interstate 90
- U.S. Route 14
- U.S. Route 61
- Minnesota State Highway 43
- Minnesota State Highway 74
- Minnesota State Highway 76
- Minnesota State Highway 248
- Winona Municipal Airport - Max Conrad Field
- Wabasha County (northwest)
- Buffalo County, Wisconsin (north)
- Trempealeau County, Wisconsin (northeast)
- La Crosse County, Wisconsin (east)
- Houston County (south)
- Fillmore County (southwest)
- Olmsted County (west)
National protected area
- Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (part)
As of the census of 2000, there were 49,985 people, 18,744 households, and 11,696 families residing in the county. The population density was 80 people per square mile (31/km²). There were 19,551 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.80% White, 0.77% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.87% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.8% were of German, 13.9% Norwegian, 9.9% Polish and 7.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 18,744 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.30% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.60% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 18.60% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $38,700, and the median income for a family was $49,845. Males had a median income of $31,926 versus $23,406 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,077. About 5.60% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.
|2004||46.3% 12,686||51.9% 14,231|
|2000||45.0% 10,773||46.3% 11,069|
|1996||36.8% 7,955||47.5% 10,272|
|1992||35.0% 8,585||39.6% 9,707|
|1988||50.9% 11,012||47.7% 10,310|
|1984||55.0% 11,981||44.0% 9,577|
|1980||45.1% 10,332||42.9% 9,814|
|1976||47.6% 10,436||49.9% 10,939|
|1972||56.4% 10,910||41.8% 8,080|
|1968||45.9% 7,998||49.5% 8,627|
|1964||35.7% 6,345||64.1% 11,397|
|1960||52.1% 9,271||47.7% 8,484|
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Winona County, Minnesota
- ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST05&prodType=table. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- DeLorme's Minnesota Atlas and Gazetteer (ISBN 0-89933-333-8)
|Wabasha County||Buffalo County, Wisconsin||Trempealeau County, Wisconsin|
|Olmsted County||La Crosse County, Wisconsin|
Winona County, Minnesota
|Fillmore County||Houston County|
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