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

The community of Austin is the Seat for Mower County.

Mower County was founded in 1855 and was created by taking area from RiceCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Mower had a population of 38,215 people. This is a decrease of 1.01% since the last Census (which gave a population of 38,603 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Mower represented 0.78% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 24th 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
201039,163+1.45%+2.48% since 2009
200938,215-1.01%+0.61% since 2008
200837,985-1.6%-0.21% since 2007
200038,603The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Austin   22,98123,3141.43% decrease  
Grand Meadow   9279451.9% decrease  
Le Roy   9159251.08% decrease  
Adams   7628004.75% decrease  
Brownsdale   6957183.2% decrease  

Websites for Mower County

Official Website:   www.co.mower.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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