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The 2000 Census showed that Fillmore County had a population of 21,122 people. This represented 0.43% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 46th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Fillmore had a population of 20,838 people. This is a decrease of 1.34% since the 2000 Census.

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201020,866-1.21%+0.13% since 2009
200920,838-1.34%-0.31% since 2008
200820,903-1.04%-0.62% since 2007
200721,034-0.42%+0.29% since 2006
200620,974-0.7%-0.51% since 2005
200521,081-0.19%-0.33% since 2004
200421,151+0.14%-0.32% since 2003
200221,228+0.5%+0.18% since 2001
200121,190+0.32%+0.32% since 2000
200021,122The Last Census

Fillmore County had 8,908 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Fillmore County has a total area<3> of 862 square miles [2,232 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.9 square miles [2.33 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Fillmore County had a population density of 24.52 people per square mile [9.47 people/km²], making it the state's 48th most densely populated county (out of 87 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Fillmore County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Fillmore and the state of Minnesota.

Click here for the Fillmore County QuickFact (QF-27045).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Fillmore County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Fillmore County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Howard (IA)QF-19089   SW9,4109,932-5.26%
Winneshiek (IA)QF-19191   SE20,62921,310-3.2%
HoustonQF-27055   E19,24419,718-2.4%
MowerQF-27099   W38,21538,603-1.01%
OlmstedQF-27109   NW143,962124,27715.84%
WinonaQF-27169   NE49,43649,985-1.1%

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Fillmore. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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