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Time Zone: Dodge County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Mantorville is the Seat for Dodge County.

Dodge County was founded in 1855 and was created by taking area from RiceCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Dodge had a population of 19,772 people. This is an increase of 11.51% since the last Census (which gave a population of 17,731 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Dodge represented 0.36% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 51st most populous county (out of 87 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201020,087+13.29%+1.59% since 2009
200919,772+11.51%+0.55% since 2008
200819,664+10.9%+1.28% since 2007
200719,415+9.5% 
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200017,731The Last Census

More information can be found on the Dodge County Census Page for Dodge County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Dodge County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Dodge County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Kasson   5,5814,39826.9% increase  
Dodge Center   2,5812,22615.95% increase  
Hayfield   1,3361,3250.83% increase  
Mantorville   1,1571,0549.77% increase  
West Concord   8048363.83% decrease  

Websites for Dodge County

Official Website:   www.co.dodge.mn.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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