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

The community of Glencoe is the Seat for McLeod County.

McLeod County was founded in 1856. McLeod was created by taking area from Carver and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> McLeod had a population of 36,939 people. This is an increase of 5.85% since the last Census (which gave a population of 34,898 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, McLeod represented 0.71% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 25th 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
201036,651+5.02%-0.78% since 2009
200936,939+5.85%-0.54% since 2008
200034,898The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Hutchinson   13,83513,0805.77% increase  
Glencoe   5,5115,4531.06% increase  
Winsted   2,3952,09414.37% increase  
Lester Prairie   1,7281,37725.49% increase  
Silver Lake   7927614.07% increase  

Websites for McLeod County

Official Website:   www.co.mcleod.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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