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3 Cities and towns
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,209 km² (467 mi²). 1,171 km² (452 mi²) of it is land and 38 km² (15 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.14% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 29,771 people, 10,642 households, and 7,311 families residing in the county. The population density is 25/km² (66/mi²). There are 11,240 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.37% White, 0.80% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 10,642 households out of which 35.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% are married couples living together, 7.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% are non-families. 24.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.05.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 16.40% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $46,170, and the median income for a family is $55,694. Males have a median income of $36,236 versus $25,344 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,517. 7.50% of the population and 4.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.70% are under the age of 18 and 8.00% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Belgrade Township\n*Bernadotte Township\n*Brighton Township\n*Courtland Township\n*Courtland\n*Granby Township\n*Lafayette Township\n*Lafayette\n*Lake Prairie Township\n*New Sweden Township\n*Nicollet Township\n*Nicollet\n*Oshawa Township\n*Ridgely Township\n*St. Peter\n*Traverse Township\n*West Newton Township