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Kittson County, Minnesota

Kittson County is a county located in the U.S. State of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 5,285. Its county seat is Hallock6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,858 km² (1,104 mi²). 2,841 km² (1,097 mi²) of it is land and 17 km² (6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.58% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 5,285 people, 2,167 households, and 1,447 families residing in the county. The population density is 2/km² (5/mi²). There are 2,719 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 98.09% White, 0.15% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.27% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,167 households out of which 29.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% are married couples living together, 6.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.20% are non-families. 30.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,515, and the median income for a family is $40,072. Males have a median income of $30,240 versus $21,320 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,525. 10.20% of the population and 8.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.30% are under the age of 18 and 10.40% are 65 or older.

Cities and Towns

Kittson County also includes the territory of East Kittson, which has no major towns.

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