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Redwood County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Redwood County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded February 6, 1862 [1]
Named for Cedar and willow trees in the area
Seat Redwood Falls
Largest city Redwood Falls
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

881 sq mi (2,282 km²)
880 sq mi (2,278 km²)
2 sq mi (4 km²), 0.17%
 - (2000)
 - Density

19/sq mi (7/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Redwood County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 16,815. Its county seat is Redwood Falls6. The Lower Sioux Indian Reservation is entirely within the county.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,282 km² (881 sq mi). 2,278 km² (880 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.17%) is water. The Redwood River flows through the county to the Minnesota River.


Major Highways[]

Adjacent counties[]


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

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,815 people, 6,674 households, and 4,524 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (19/sq mi). There were 7,230 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.97% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 3.24% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 1.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 55.8% were of German and 13.7% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 6,674 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.20% were non-families. 28.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,352, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $30,251 versus $21,481 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,903. About 5.50% of families and 7.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.30% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]

Cities and townships of Redwood County.

Cities Townships

† A small section of Redwood Falls extends into Renville County

External links[]

Coordinates: 44°24′N 95°15′W / 44.40, -95.25

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