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

The community of Litchfield is the Seat for Meeker County.

Meeker County was founded in 1856 and was created by taking area from County.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Meeker had a population of 23,154 people. This is an increase of 2.25% since the last Census (which gave a population of 22,644 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Meeker represented 0.46% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 42nd 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
201023,300+2.9%+0.63% since 2009
200923,154+2.25%-0.54% since 2008
200823,280+2.81%+0.15% since 2007
200723,244+2.65% 
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200022,644The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Litchfield   6,5556,5620.11% decrease  
Dassel   1,3261,2337.54% increase  
Eden Valley   9518669.82% increase  
Watkins   9278805.34% increase  
Grove City   5796084.77% decrease  

Websites for Meeker County

Official Website:   www.co.meeker.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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