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

The community of Caledonia is the Seat for Houston County.

Houston County was founded in 1854 and was created by taking area from FillmoreCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Houston had a population of 19,244 people. This is a decrease of 2.4% since the last Census (which gave a population of 19,718 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Houston represented 0.4% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 48th 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201019,027-3.5%-1.13% since 2009
200919,244-2.4%-0.34% since 2008
200819,309-2.07%-1.09% since 2007
200019,718The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
La Crescent   4,9004,9230.47% decrease  
Caledonia   2,8102,9655.23% decrease  
Spring Grove   1,2391,3044.98% decrease  
Houston   9501,0206.86% decrease  
Hokah   5586149.12% decrease  

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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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