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Sibley County, Minnesota

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Sibley County
Sibley County Courthouse
Sibley County Courthouse
Map of Minnesota highlighting Sibley County
Location within the U.S. state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota

Minnesota's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 44°35′N 94°14′W / 44.58°N 94.23°W / 44.58; -94.23
Country United States
State Minnesota
FoundedMarch 5, 1853
Named forHenry Hastings Sibley
SeatGaylord
Largest cityGaylord
Area
 • Total601 sq mi (1,560 km2)
 • Land589 sq mi (1,530 km2)
 • Water12 sq mi (30 km2)  2.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
15,028
 • Density25.2/sq mi (9.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district7th
Websitewww.co.sibley.mn.us

Sibley County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 15,226.[1] Its county seat is Gaylord.[2] Sibley County is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The county was created on 5 March 1853.[3] It was named for Henry Hastings Sibley,[4]

The county seat was first established at Henderson. A courthouse was built there and placed into service in 1879. It was used in that capacity until 1915, when the county seat was moved to Gaylord (after a petition generated by Gaylord residents was presented to County supervisors). Now designated 'Henderson Community Building', the original courthouse presently houses Henderson City offices.[5]

Geography

The Minnesota River flows northeastward along the east border of Sibley County. It is fed by the Rush River, whose three branches drain the lower part of the county before merging and then meeting the Minnesota below Henderson. The Bevens Creek drains the upper part of the county, flowing northeastward into Carver County. The county terrain consists of rolling hills etched with drainages and dotted with lakes and ponds, with the area devoted to agriculture.[6] The terrain slopes to the east and north, with its highest point near its NW corner at 1,083' (330m) ASL.[7] The county has an area of 601 square miles (1,560 km2), of which 589 square miles (1,530 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (2.0%) is water.[8] Most of the Rush River's watershed is in Sibley County.

Soils of Sibley County[9]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Lakes[6]

Protected areas[6]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18603,609
18706,72586.3%
188010,63758.2%
189015,19942.9%
190016,86210.9%
191015,540−7.8%
192015,6350.6%
193015,8651.5%
194016,6254.8%
195015,816−4.9%
196016,2282.6%
197015,845−2.4%
198015,448−2.5%
199014,366−7.0%
200015,3566.9%
201015,226−0.8%
Est. 201815,028[10]−1.3%
US Decennial Census[11]
1790-1960[12] 1900-1990[13]
1990-2000[14] 2010-2018[1]
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 US census data
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 US census data

2000 census

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 15,356 people, 5,772 households, and 4,086 families in the county. The population density was 26.1/sqmi (10.1/km²). There were 6,024 housing units at an average density of 10.2/sqmi (3.95/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.57% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 3.09% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 5.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 65.7% were of German and 6.3% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 5,772 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.14.

The county population contained 27.70% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,458, and the median income for a family was $48,923. Males had a median income of $31,002 versus $22,527 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,004. About 5.10% of families and 8.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Politics

During the Third Party System, Sibley was a strongly Democratic county due to the opposition of its German Catholic populace to the pietism of the Republican Party. It voted Democratic at every presidential election until William Jennings Bryan’s Populist-backed free silver campaign drove its voters to William McKinley. Except when voting for Robert La Follette in 1924 and Franklin D. Roosevelt during his two 1930s landslides, Sibley County has been strongly Republican since 1896. It was one of only four Minnesota counties to vote for Barry Goldwater over Lyndon Johnson in 1964, and in no presidential election since 1936 has the Democratic candidate won a majority. In 1992, Sibley was Ross Perot’s strongest county in Minnesota, and he lost by only fourteen votes to Bill Clinton, whose pluralities in this and the 1996 election are the only Democratic victories in Sibley County since 1940.

Presidential election results
Presidential elections results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 66.8% 5,193 25.1% 1,954 8.1% 627
2012 60.1% 4,693 37.3% 2,916 2.6% 206
2008 58.1% 4,492 38.8% 2,998 3.1% 239
2004 58.7% 4,669 39.1% 3,109 2.2% 171
2000 55.7% 4,087 36.6% 2,687 7.7% 561
1996 39.0% 2,590 41.7% 2,769 19.4% 1,288
1992 32.2% 2,315 33.7% 2,421 34.1% 2,449[a]
1988 52.7% 3,655 45.5% 3,154 1.9% 130
1984 62.1% 4,638 37.0% 2,761 0.9% 69
1980 58.4% 4,460 33.0% 2,521 8.7% 661
1976 49.3% 3,871 47.7% 3,752 3.0% 237
1972 64.2% 4,543 34.4% 2,433 1.5% 104
1968 59.4% 4,250 35.5% 2,540 5.1% 364
1964 51.8% 3,854 48.1% 3,577 0.1% 5
1960 66.1% 4,987 33.7% 2,541 0.2% 14
1956 69.2% 4,737 30.7% 2,099 0.1% 6
1952 73.8% 5,323 25.9% 1,871 0.3% 20
1948 53.0% 3,260 45.8% 2,818 1.3% 79
1944 71.6% 4,311 27.9% 1,683 0.5% 30
1940 73.3% 5,564 26.2% 1,986 0.5% 39
1936 32.4% 2,184 61.5% 4,140 6.1% 411
1932 22.4% 1,398 76.3% 4,756 1.3% 82
1928 55.9% 3,301 43.3% 2,553 0.8% 47
1924 34.6% 1,749 6.7% 341 58.7% 2,970
1920 85.9% 4,198 10.3% 502 3.8% 185
1916 62.4% 1,737 34.9% 973 2.7% 75
1912 15.1% 383 35.2% 890 49.7% 1,256
1908 57.9% 1,623 39.6% 1,110 2.5% 69
1904 69.2% 1,628 28.2% 662 2.6% 62
1900 56.2% 1,736 41.2% 1,272 2.6% 79
1896 58.0% 1,826 39.7% 1,251 2.3% 73
1892 37.8% 950 47.4% 1,191 14.8% 373

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Independent Ross Perot, received 2,407 votes, while other candidates received the remaining 42 votes.

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Minnesota Place Names". Minnesota Historical Society. Archived from the original on June 20, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 518.
  5. ^ Visitors page (Henderson City website)
  6. ^ a b c Sibley County MN  Google Maps (accessed 8 April 2019)
  7. ^ "Find an Altitude/Sibley County MN"  Google Maps (accessed 8 April 2019)
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  9. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 65 - 67. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  10. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  11. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  12. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  13. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  14. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". Retrieved 10 October 2018.

External links

Coordinates: 44°35′N 94°14′W / 44.58°N 94.23°W / 44.58; -94.23

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