Big Stone County

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Big Stone County, Minnesota

20 SE 2nd St
Ortonville, MN 56278
Phone: (320) 839-2537
Fax: (320) 839-2537
www.bigstonecounty.org

On central western border of MN; established Feb 20, 1862 from Pierce County (which was abolished the same year). Name Origin: For Big Stone Lake in the western part of the county

Area (sq mi):: 527.88 (land 496.95; water 30.93) Population per square mile: 11.00
Population 2005: 5,481 State rank: 81 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.80%; 1990-2000 -7.40% Population 2000: 5,820 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.30%; Asian 0.40%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 43.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,708; median household $30,721; Population below poverty level: 12.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,328-$24,959
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 15.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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