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Pipestone County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Pipestone County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded May 23, 1857 [1]
Named for The county’s supply of red pipestone used by the Indians to make sacred pipes.
Seat Pipestone
Largest city Pipestone
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

466 sq mi (1,207 km²)
466 sq mi (1,207 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.06%
 - (2000)
 - Density

21/sq mi (8/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Pipestone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1857[2]. As of 2000, the population is 9,895. Its county seat is Pipestone6.

Pipestone National Monument is located in the county, just north of the town of Pipestone.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,207 km² (466 sq mi). 1,207 km² (466 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.06%) is water.


Although Pipestone County contains no natural lakes, it does have one man-made reservoir created by a dam.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,895 people, 4,069 households, and 2,726 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (21/sq mi). There were 4,434 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.68% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 1.48% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.7% were of German, 24.8% Dutch and 14.3% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 4,069 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.96.

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

In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 21.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,909, and the median income for a family was $40,133. Males had a median income of $27,642 versus $20,759 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,450. About 7.80% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.20% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.

Pipestone County Courthouse

Cities and towns[]

Cities Townships

† A part of Jasper extends into Rock County.

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Coordinates: 44°01′N 96°15′W / 44.02, -96.25

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