Mower County

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Mower County, Minnesota

201 1st St NE
Austin, MN 55912
Phone: (507) 437-9535
Fax: (507) 437-9471
www.co.mower.mn.us

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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