About Dodge County MN
Dodge County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 20,087 as of the 2010 United States Census. Its county seat is Mantorville.
The South Branch of the Middle Fork of the Zumbro River flows east-northeast through the upper central part of Dodge County. Salem Creek and Harkcom Creek drain the county to the east. The county terrain consists of rolling hills, devoted to agriculture where possible. The terrain slopes to the northeast; its highest point is on the eastern part of its southern border, at 1,352′ (412m) ASL. The county has a total area of 440 square miles (1,100 km), of which 439 square miles (1,140 km) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km) (0.07%) is water.
Dodge County is in southeastern Minnesota and is 24 miles (39 km) long and 18 miles (29 km) wide. The central and northern parts are hilly and thickly wooded with pebbly, loose soil that allows for wheat agriculture. The southern part, in contrast, is flat and wet, more suited to grazing livestock. The soil is very fertile, with heavy black loam. Dodge is one of seven southern Minnesota counties that have no forest ecosystems; only prairie and savanna soils exist here.
Dodge County’s plentiful sand and rock also make the area a center for building. Quarries in Mantorville were once enterprises and consist of layers of thick stone that can be cut into any desired shape. Wasioja is known nationwide for its excellent “Wasioja stone.”
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 17,731 people, 6,420 households, and 4,853 families in the county. The population density was 40.4/sqmi (15.6/km²). There were 6,642 housing units at an average density of 15.1/sqmi (5.84/km²). 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.
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.
The county population contained 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.
Dodge County Minnesota neighborhoods include: Adrian, Afton, Aitkin, Akeley, Albany, Albertville, Alexandria, Alpha, Altura, Amboy, Andover, Angle Inlet, Annandale, Anoka, Appleton, Apple Valley, Arco, Arden Hills, Ashby, Atwater, Audubon, Austin, Avon, Backus, Bagley, Balaton, Barnesville, Battle Lake, Baudette, Baxter, Bayport, Beaver Creek, Becker, Belgrade, Bellechester, Belle Plaine, Belview, Bemidji, Bena, Benson, Bertha, Bethel, Bigelow, Big Falls, Big Lake, Birchdale, Blaine, Blomkest, Blooming Prairie, Bloomington, Bluffton, Bowlus, Braham, Brainerd, Brandon, Brewster, Brooklyn Park, Brook Park, Brooten, Browerville, Brownton, Buffalo, Burnsville, Burtrum, Byron, Callaway, Cambridge, Campbell, Canby, Cannon Falls, Canton, Carlos, Carver, Cass Lake, Cedar, Center City, Champlin, Chanhassen, Chaska, Chatfield, Chisago City, Circle Pines, Claremont, Clarissa, Clarkfield, Clear Lake, Clearwater, Climax, Clitherall, Clontarf, Cohasset, Cokato, Cold Spring, Cologne, Columbia Heights, Comfrey, Comstock, Cottage Grove, Cottonwood, Courtland, Crosby, Crosslake, Crystal, Cushing, Dakota, Dalbo, Dalton, Danvers, Dawson, Dayton, Deer Creek, Deer River, Deerwood, De Graff, Delano, Dellwood, Dennison, Dent, Detroit Lakes, Dilworth, Dodge Center, Dover, Duluth, Dundas, Dundee, Eagan, Eagle Bend, Eagle Lake, Echo, Eden Prairie, Eden Valley, Edgerton, Edina, Effie, Elgin, Elizabeth, Elko New Market, Elk River, Ellendale, Ellsworth, Emily, Erhard, Essig, Euclid, Evansville, Eveleth, Excelsior, Eyota, Fairfax, Falcon Heights, Faribault, Farmington, Farwell, Federal Dam, Felton, Fergus Falls, Fifty Lakes, Fisher, Foley, Forest Lake, Foreston, Fort Ripley, Fountain, Frazee, Freeport, Fridley, Frontenac, Fulda, Garden City, Garfield, Garrison, Garvin, Gaylord, Georgetown, Gheen, Ghent, Gibbon, Glencoe, Glenwood, Glyndon, Goodhue, Good Thunder, Granite Falls, Grasston, Green Isle, Grey Eagle, Hackensack, Hamburg, Hamel, Hammond, Hampton, Hanley Falls, Hanover, Hanska, Hardwick, Harmony, Harris, Hastings, Hawick, Hawley, Hayfield, Hendricks, Henning, Heron Lake, Hewitt, Hillman, Hills, Hinckley, Hitterdal, Hoffman, Holdingford, Holloway, Holmes City, Hopkins, Houston, Howard Lake, Hugo, Hutchinson, International Falls, Inver Grove Heights, Ironton, Isanti, Isle, Ivanhoe, Jackson, Janesville, Jasper, Jeffers, Jenkins, Jordan, Kabetogama, Kanaranzi, Kandiyohi, Kasson, Kellogg, Kenneth, Kensington, Kenyon, Kerkhoven, Kilkenny, Kimball, La Crescent, Lafayette, Lake Benton, Lake City, Lake Crystal, Lake Elmo, Lakefield, Lake George, Lakeland, Lakeland Shores, Lake Lillian, Lake Park, Lakeville, Lanesboro, Laporte, Leota, Lester Prairie, Le Sueur, Lewiston, Lindstrom, Lino Lakes, Lismore, Litchfield, Little Canada, Littlefork, Loman, Long Lake, Long Prairie, Longville, Lonsdale, Loretto, Lowry, Luverne, Lynd, Mabel, Madelia, Madison Lake, Magnolia, Mahtomedi, Mankato, Mantorville, Maple Grove, Maple Lake, Maple Plain, Mapleton, Margie, Marine On Saint Croix, Marshall, Mayer, Mazeppa, Medford, Melrose, Menahga, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Merrifield, Milaca, Milan, Millville, Milroy, Miltona, Minneapolis, Minneiska, Minneota, Minnesota City, Minnesota Lake, Minnetonka, Mizpah, Montevideo, Montgomery, Monticello, Montrose, Moorhead, Mora, Morgan, Morristown, Motley, Mound, Murdock, Nelson, Nerstrand, Nevis, New Brighton, New Germany, New Hope, New London, Newport, New Prague, New Richland, New Trier, New Ulm, New York Mills, Nicollet, Nisswa, North Branch, Northfield, North Mankato, North Oaks, Northome, Norwood Young America, Nowthen, Oakdale, Oak Island, Oak Park, Ogema, Ogilvie, Okabena, Oronoco, Orr, Osage, Osakis, Osseo, Ostrander, Ottertail, Outing, Owatonna, Parkers Prairie, Park Rapids, Paynesville, Pelican Rapids, Pemberton, Pennock, Pequot Lakes, Perham, Perley, Peterson, Pierz, Pillager, Pine Island, Pine River, Pipestone, Plainview, Plato, Ponsford, Porter, Preston, Princeton, Prinsburg, Prior Lake, Racine, Ramsey, Randolph, Ranier, Raymond, Reading, Reads Landing, Red Wing, Remer, Renville, Rice, Richfield, Richmond, Richville, Richwood, Robbinsdale, Rochert, Rochester, Rockford, Rogers, Rollingstone, Roosevelt, Rosemount, Roseville, Rothsay, Round Lake, Royalton, Rush City, Rushford, Rushmore, Russell, Ruthton, Sabin, Saint Anthony, Saint Augusta, Saint Bonifacius, Saint Charles, Saint Clair, Saint Cloud, Saint Francis, Saint James, Saint Joseph, Saint Michael, Saint Paul, Saint Paul Park, Saint Peter, Saint Stephen, Sanborn, Sandstone, Sargeant, Sartell, Sauk Centre, Sauk Rapids, Savage, Scandia, Sebeka, Shafer, Shakopee, Shoreview, Silver Lake, Sleepy Eye, Solway, South Haven, South Saint Paul, Spicer, Springfield, Spring Park, Spring Valley, Stacy, Stanchfield, Staples, Steen, Stewart, Stewartville, Stillwater, Sunburg, Sunfish Lake, Swanville, Swatara, Taunton, Taylors Falls, Tracy, Twin Valley, Tyler, Ulen, Underwood, Utica, Verdi, Vergas, Verndale, Vernon Center, Vesta, Victoria, Villard, Vining, Virginia, Wabasha, Waconia, Wadena, Wahkon, Waite Park, Walker, Waltham, Wanamingo, Warsaw, Waseca, Watertown, Waterville, Watkins, Waubun, Waverly, Wayzata, Webster, Welch, West Concord, West Lakeland, West Union, White Bear Lake, White Bear Lk, White Bear Township, Willernie, Williams, Willmar, Wilmont, Windom, Winona, Winsted, Winthrop, Wolf Lake, Wolverton, Woodbury, Wood Lake, Worthington, Wrenshall, Wykoff, Wyoming, Young America, Zimmerman, Zumbro Falls, Zumbrota
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