Watonwan County

Watonwan County, Minnesota

710 7th Ave S
Saint James, MN 56081
Phone: (507) 375-1236
Fax: (507) 375-5010
www.extension.umn.edu/county/watonwan/

In south-central MN, southwest of Mankato; established Feb 25, 1860 from Brown County. Name Origin: For the Watonwan River, whose head steams flow through the county; probably from a Dakota word meaning 'where fish bait can be found' or 'where fish abound.'

Area (sq mi):: 439.92 (land 434.51; water 5.40) Population per square mile: 25.90
Population 2005: 11,234 State rank: 66 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.40%; 1990-2000 1.70% Population 2000: 11,876 (White 82.90%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 15.20%; Asian 0.90%; Other 10.20%). Foreign born: 8.00%. Median age: 38.60
Income 2000: per capita $16,413; median household $35,441; Population below poverty level: 9.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,854-$26,406
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 17.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Watonwan County Sheriff James Glispin faced off with Charlie Pitts, five yards apart in a stand of willows.
Watonwan County, Minnesota; past, present, and future.
McKnight (Scandinavian studies and Swedish, Gustavus Adolphus College) offers a social history of Watonwan County, Minnesota, that emphasizes the story of its people and what they have accomplished since its first settlements in the 1860s.
A bid from Madelia Ford for a new squad SUV for the Watonwan County Sheriffs Office was accepted by the Watonwan County board of commissioners.