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

The community of Benson is the Seat for Swift County.

Swift County was founded in 1870 and was created by taking area from ChippewaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Swift had a population of 10,823 people. This is a decrease of 9.48% since the last Census (which gave a population of 11,956 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Swift represented 0.24% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 64th 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
20109,783-18.17%-9.61% since 2009
200910,823-9.48%-1.26% since 2008
200810,961-8.32%-1.13% since 2007
200011,956The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Benson   2,9693,37612.06% decrease  
Appleton   2,9202,8711.71% increase  
Kerkhoven   65875913.31% decrease  
Murdock   26530312.54% decrease  
Clontarf   14917313.87% decrease  

Websites for Swift County

Official Website:   www.swiftcounty.com/

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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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