Nobles County

Nobles County, Minnesota

1530 Airport Rd
Worthington, MN 56187
Phone: (507) 372-8263
Fax: (507) 372-4994

On the southwestern border of MN, southwest of Mankato; established May 23, 1857 (prior to statehood) from Jackson County. Name Origin: For William H. Nobles (1816-76), MN Territory legislator (1854;1856); discovered Nobles Pass through the Rocky Mountains

Area (sq mi):: 722.33 (land 715.39; water 6.94) Population per square mile: 28.70
Population 2005: 20,508 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.60%; 1990-2000 3.70% Population 2000: 20,832 (White 82.70%; Black or African American 1.10%; Hispanic or Latino 11.20%; Asian 4.00%; Other 8.40%). Foreign born: 9.00%. Median age: 37.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,987; median household $35,684; Population below poverty level: 11.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,188-$26,127
Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 15.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Worthington County seat (11,087)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Earlier, the USDA confirmed the H5N2 strain in a flock of 53,000 turkeys in Beadle County of eastern South Dakota, and a fourth Minnesota case in the southwest part of the state, in Nobles County, involving a commercial turkey farm with about 21,000 birds.
    The Board of Animal Health said that the highly pathogenic H5N2 virus was found at a commercial turkey farm in Nobles County.
    Outland will provide full-time services for the 201-megawatt (MW) Nobles wind farm in Nobles County and the 100.
    Outland Energy Services will offer full-time services for the 201MW Nobles wind farm in Nobles County, and the 100.
    The Nobles 2 project, currently in advanced development, is located near Wilmont in Nobles County.
    With plans to replace a number of bridges and overlay dozens of miles on the county state aid highway system, the next few construction seasons would be busy for the Nobles County Public Works Department (PWD).