Swift County

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Swift County, Minnesota

PO Box 110
Benson, MN 56215
Phone: (320) 843-2744
Fax: (320) 843-4124
www.swiftcounty.com

In west-central MN, southwest of Saint Cloud; established Feb 18, 1870 from Chippewa County. Name Origin: For Henry Adoniram Swift (1823-69), MN legislator and governor (1863-64)

Area (sq mi):: 752.35 (land 743.53; water 8.82) Population per square mile: 15.20
Population 2005: 11,324 State rank: 64 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.30%; 1990-2000 11.50% Population 2000: 11,956 (White 89.70%; Black or African American 2.70%; Hispanic or Latino 2.70%; Asian 1.40%; Other 5.20%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 39.30
Income 2000: per capita $16,360; median household $34,820; Population below poverty level: 8.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,163-$20,893
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 17.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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