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

The community of Granite Falls is the Seat for Yellow Medicine County.

Yellow Medicine County was founded in 1871 and was created by taking area from RedwoodCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Yellow Medicine had a population of 9,867 people. This is a decrease of 10.95% since the last Census (which gave a population of 11,080 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Yellow Medicine represented 0.23% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 68th 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
201010,438-5.79%+5.79% since 2009
20099,867-10.95%-0.59% since 2008
20089,926-10.42%-1.39% since 2007
200011,080The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Granite Falls   2,8813,0706.16% decrease  
Canby   1,6921,90311.09% decrease  
Clarkfield   83994411.12% decrease  
Wood Lake   37643613.76% decrease  
Hanley Falls   28132313% decrease  

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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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