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

The community of Winona is the Seat for Winona County.

Winona County was founded in 1854. Winona was created by taking area from Fillmore and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Winona had a population of 49,436 people. This is a decrease of 1.1% since the last Census (which gave a population of 49,985 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Winona represented 1.02% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 18th 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
201051,461+2.95%+4.1% since 2009
200949,436-1.1%-0.31% since 2008
200849,590-0.79%-0.22% since 2007
200749,699-0.57% 
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200049,985The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Winona   26,50227,0692.09% decrease  
Goodview   3,7333,37310.67% increase  
Saint Charles   3,5433,2957.53% increase  
Lewiston   1,4641,4841.35% decrease  
Stockton   82368220.67% increase  

Websites for Winona County

Official Website:   www.co.winona.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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