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The 2000 Census showed that Olmsted County had a population of 124,277 people. This represented 2.53% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Olmsted had a population of 143,962 people. This is an increase of 15.84% since the 2000 Census.

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
2010144,248+16.07%+0.2% since 2009
2009143,962+15.84%+1.48% since 2008
2008141,857+14.15%+1.62% since 2007
2007139,595+12.33%+1.57% since 2006
2006137,441+10.59%+1.75% since 2005
2005135,071+8.69%+1.33% since 2004
2004133,304+7.26%+1.56% since 2003
2003131,254+5.61%+1.57% since 2002
2002129,222+3.98%+1.91% since 2001
2001126,798+2.03%+2.03% since 2000
2000124,277The Last Census

Olmsted County had 49,422 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Olmsted County has a total area<3> of 654 square miles [1,695 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.49 square miles [3.86 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Olmsted County had a population density of 190.3 people per square mile [73.5 people/km²], making it the state's 8th most densely populated county (out of 87 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Olmsted County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Olmsted and the state of Minnesota.

Click here for the Olmsted County QuickFact (QF-27109).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Olmsted County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Olmsted County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
DodgeQF-27039   W19,77217,73111.51%
FillmoreQF-27045   SE20,83821,122-1.34%
GoodhueQF-27049   NW45,83644,1273.87%
MowerQF-27099   SW38,21538,603-1.01%
WabashaQF-27157   NE21,88421,6101.27%
WinonaQF-27169   E49,43649,985-1.1%

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Footnotes ...

<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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Olmsted. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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