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

The community of Saint Peter is the Seat for Nicollet County.

Nicollet County was founded in 1853 and was created by taking area from DakotaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Nicollet had a population of 32,224 people. This is an increase of 8.24% since the last Census (which gave a population of 29,771 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Nicollet represented 0.61% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 35th 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
201032,727+9.93%+1.56% since 2009
200932,224+8.24%+0.8% since 2008
200831,968+7.38%+0.57% since 2007
200029,771The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
North Mankato   12,66611,7987.36% increase  
Saint Peter   10,9469,74712.3% increase  
Nicollet   1,08188921.6% increase  
Courtland   62953816.91% increase  
Lafayette   5225291.32% decrease  

Websites for Nicollet County

Official Website:   www.co.nicollet.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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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