Nicollet County

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Nicollet County, Minnesota

501 S Minnesota Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082
Phone: (507) 931-6800
Fax: (507) 931-9220
www.co.nicollet.mn.us

In south-central MN, northwest of Mankato; established Mar 5, 1853 (prior to statehood) from unorganized lands. Name Origin: For Joseph Nicholas Nicollet (1786-1843), French explorer who mapped area of MN, ND and SD; author of Map of the Hydrographical Basin of the Upper Mississippi River.

Area (sq mi):: 466.95 (land 452.29; water 14.65) Population per square mile: 68.20
Population 2005: 30,848 State rank: 35 Population change: 2000-20005 3.60%; 1990-2000 6.00% Population 2000: 29,771 (White 95.40%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 1.10%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 32.60
Income 2000: per capita $20,517; median household $46,170; Population below poverty level: 7.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,543-$27,360
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 15.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Saint Peter County seat (10,358)

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    Nicollet County, MN, located in the south-central portion of the state, is home to more than 33,000 people occupying over 12,000 homes.
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