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

The community of Olivia is the Seat for Renville County.

Renville County was founded in 1855. Renville was created by taking area from Nicollet, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Renville had a population of 15,718 people. This is a decrease of 8.37% since the last Census (which gave a population of 17,154 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Renville represented 0.35% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 52nd 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
201015,730-8.3% 
200915,718-8.37%-0.82% since 2008
200815,848-7.61%-1.81% since 2007
200716,140-5.91% 
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200017,154The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Olivia   2,3412,5708.91% decrease  
Fairfax   1,1951,2957.72% decrease  
Renville   1,1941,3239.75% decrease  
Bird Island   1,1001,1957.95% decrease  
Hector   1,0621,1668.92% decrease  

Websites for Renville County

Official Website:   www.co.renville.mn.us/

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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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