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

The community of Red Wing is the Seat for Goodhue County.

Goodhue County was founded in 1853. Goodhue was created by taking area from Wabasha and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Goodhue had a population of 45,836 people. This is an increase of 3.87% since the last Census (which gave a population of 44,127 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Goodhue represented 0.9% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 19th 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
201046,183+4.66%+0.76% since 2009
200945,836+3.87%+0.09% since 2008
200845,794+3.78%+0.16% since 2007
200745,721+3.61% 
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200044,127The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Red Wing   15,68216,1162.69% decrease  
Cannon Falls   4,0393,7956.43% increase  
Pine Island   3,3382,33742.83% increase  
Zumbrota   3,0822,78910.51% increase  
Kenyon   1,6741,6610.78% increase  

Websites for Goodhue County

Official Website:   www.co.goodhue.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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