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

The community of Fairmont is the Seat for Martin County.

Martin County was founded in 1857. Martin was created by taking area from Faribault and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Martin had a population of 20,245 people. This is a decrease of 7.14% since the last Census (which gave a population of 21,802 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Martin represented 0.44% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 44th 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
201020,840-4.41%+2.94% since 2009
200920,245-7.14%-0.68% since 2008
200820,383-6.51%-0.11% since 2007
200720,406-6.4% 
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200021,802The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Fairmont   10,10410,8897.21% decrease  
Truman   1,1601,2597.86% decrease  
Sherburn   1,0091,0826.75% decrease  
Trimont   6797549.95% decrease  
Welcome   6737216.66% decrease  

Websites for Martin County

Official Website:   www.co.martin.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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