Lac qui Parle County

Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota

600 6th St
Madison, MN 56256
Phone: (320) 598-7444
Fax: (320) 598-3125
www.ci.madison.mn.us/

On the southwestern border of MN; organized 1863 north of the Minnesota River, disestablished in 1868, then recreated Mar 6, 1871 south of the river. Name Origin: French 'talking lake,' probably a transliteration of Siouan mde'lake,' iye 'speaks,' and dan, a diminutive suffix. Origin uncertain, but possibly for echoes reflected from surrounding cliffs.

Area (sq mi):: 778.05 (land 764.87; water 13.19) Population per square mile: 9.90
Population 2005: 7,604 State rank: 76 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.70%; 1990-2000 -9.60% Population 2000: 8,067 (White 98.70%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.30%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 43.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,399; median household $32,626; Population below poverty level: 8.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,584-$23,817
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 17.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Farmers, through a close partnership with Lac qui Parle county, will use a USD4.8m, grant, a USD4.8m loan and USD33,851 in private investment to extend advanced communications services to an estimated 3,700 residents, 165 businesses and 12 community institutions in this rural county that currently have limited broadband access.