Meeker County

Meeker County, Minnesota

325 N Sibley Ave
Litchfield, MN 55355
Phone: (320) 693-5230
Fax: (320) 693-5254
www.co.meeker.mn.us

In south-central MN, northwest of Minneapolis; established Feb 23, 1856 (prior to statehood) from Wright County. Name Origin: For Bradley B. Meeker (1813-73), associate justice of the MN supreme court (1849-53)

Area (sq mi):: 645.08 (land 608.54; water 36.54) Population per square mile: 38.40
Population 2005: 23,371 State rank: 43 Population change: 2000-20005 3.20%; 1990-2000 8.60% Population 2000: 22,644 (White 96.70%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 38.30
Income 2000: per capita $18,628; median household $40,908; Population below poverty level: 7.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,274-$24,808
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 23.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The reason he bought the Kato-Nokes was he bought a new Minneapolis self-propelled combine, the first one in Meeker County.
ob) reported on Tuesday that construction has been completed at the Danielson Wind Project in Meeker County in central Minnesota.
Mexico maintains restrictions on bird and poultry products from Edmonson County, Kentucky; Giles and Lincoln Counties, Tennessee; and Meeker County, Minnesota.
ON NOVEMBER 4, 2006, opening day of the Minnesota firearms season, twenty-three-year-old Ben Knisley of Paynesville, MN, decided to hunt on his uncle's farm in Meeker County.