Mower County

Mower County, Minnesota

201 1st St NE
Austin, MN 55912
Phone: (507) 437-9535
Fax: (507) 437-9471

On the southeastern border of MN, south of Rochester; established Feb 20, 1855 (prior to statehood) from Fillmore County. Name Origin: For John Mower (1815-79), MN territorial and state legislator (1854-55; 1874-75)

Area (sq mi):: 711.71 (land 711.50; water 0.21) Population per square mile: 54.50
Population 2005: 38,799 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 0.50%; 1990-2000 3.30% Population 2000: 38,603 (White 93.00%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 4.30%; Asian 1.50%; Other 3.30%). Foreign born: 3.60%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $19,795; median household $36,654; Population below poverty level: 9.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,299-$27,807
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 18.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Austin County seat (23,507)

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    March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Low corn prices weren't enough to dampen demand for a 224-acre farm in Mower County Thursday.
    The City of Austin is proposing to extend sanitary sewer on 10th Drive SE from the current city limits to TH 218 in conjunction with Mower County s reconstruction of the road.
    The cooperative has grown from its Ostrander location, which was established to serve the farmers in Beaver and Bloomfield townships in Fillmore County and Bennington Township in Mower County, to a cooperative that serves farmers in five counties in two states from locations in four communities.
    enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, today announced it has closed on the project financing for the Wapsipinicon Wind Energy Project in Mower County, Minnesota.
    Xcel Energy also owns Grand Meadow Wind Farm in southeastern Minnesota's Mower County.
    0 MW Vestas turbines, 88 of which will be in Mower County and 12 of which will be in Dodge County.
    The Wapsipinicon Wind Project, located in Mower County, Minnesota, will be operated and maintained by enXco Service Corporation.
    The Wapsipinicon Wind Project, located in Mower County, Minnesota will be operated and maintained by enXco Service Corporation.
    Great River Energy also said ti continues to add wind energy to its portfolio, signing an agreement in September with Horizon Wind Energy to purchase 100 MW of wind energy from a project under development in Mower County, Minn.
    May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Xcel Energy has awarded Outland Renewable Energy a three-year contract to provide operations and maintenance services at Xcel Energy's 100-megawatt (MW) Grand Meadow wind farm in Mower County, Minnesota.
    High Prairie II (101 megawatts), in Mower County, Minnesota, 15 miles southeast of Austin, in Clayton, Bennington, Grand Meadow and Marshall counties.
    Horizon currently operates the Prairie Star wind farm in Mower County, Minnesota, which opened in 2007 and provides 100 MW of generating capacity, enough to meet the needs of 30,000 homes.