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Dodge County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Dodge County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1855 [1]
Named for Henry Dodge
Seat Mantorville
Largest city Kasson
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

440 sq mi (1,139 km²)
440 sq mi (1,138 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.03%
 - (2000)
 - Density

40/sq mi (16/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Dodge County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2004 census estimates, the population is 19,355. Its county seat is Mantorville6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,139 km² (440 sq mi). 1,138 km² (440 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.03%) is water.


Dodge County is the only county in the state that does not have a lake.

Major Highways[]

Adjacent counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,731 people, 6,420 households, and 4,853 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (40/sq mi). There were 6,642 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.58% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.89% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 2.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.2% were of German, 26.9% Norwegian, 5.8% Irish, 5.8% American and 5.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

There were 6,420 households out of which 40.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.70% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.40% were non-families. 20.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,437, and the median income for a family was $54,261. Males had a median income of $34,195 versus $25,903 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,259. About 4.40% of families and 5.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.80% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]

Dodge County Courthouse in Mantorville.

Cities Townships

† Blooming Prairie is mainly in Steele County but extends into Dodge County.

External links[]

Coordinates: 44°02′N 92°52′W / 44.03, -92.86

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