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

The community of Worthington is the Seat for Nobles County.

Nobles County was founded in 1857 and was created by taking area from BrownCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Nobles had a population of 20,558 people. This is a decrease of 1.32% since the last Census (which gave a population of 20,832 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Nobles represented 0.42% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 47th 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
201021,378+2.62%+3.99% since 2009
200920,558-1.32%+0.65% since 2008
200820,425-1.95%+1.67% since 2007
200020,832The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Worthington   11,12511,2831.4% decrease  
Adrian   1,2271,2340.57% decrease  
Ellsworth   5175404.26% decrease  
Brewster   4885022.79% decrease  
Round Lake   4064244.25% decrease  

Websites for Nobles County

Official Website:   www.co.nobles.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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