Meeker County

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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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Mexico maintains restrictions on bird and poultry products from Edmonson County, Kentucky; Giles and Lincoln Counties, Tennessee; and Meeker County, Minnesota.