Goodhue County

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Goodhue County, Minnesota

454 W 6th St
Red Wing, MN 55066
Phone: (651) 267-4800
Fax: (651) 267-4986
www.co.goodhue.mn.us

In southeastern MN, southeast of Saint Paul; established Mar 5, 1853 (prior to statehood) from Wabasha County. Name Origin: For James Madison Goodhue (1810-52), lawyer and prominent editor of the first newspaper in the MN Territory

Area (sq mi):: 780.44 (land 758.27; water 22.17) Population per square mile: 60.10
Population 2005: 45,585 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 3.30%; 1990-2000 8.40% Population 2000: 44,127 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.60%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 38.10
Income 2000: per capita $21,934; median household $46,972; Population below poverty level: 5.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,648-$30,266
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 21.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Red Wing County seat (15,907)

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