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Le Sueur County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Le Sueur County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of USA MN
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded March 5, 1853 [1]
Named for Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, a French-Canadian trader and explorer.
Seat Le Center
Largest city Mankato
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

473.86 sq mi (1,227 km²)
448.50 sq mi (1,162 km²)
25.36 sq mi (66 km²), 5.35%
 - (2010)
 - Density

57/sq mi (22/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Le Sueur County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 27,703.[1] Its county seat is Le Center[2]. The county is named for the French explorer Pierre-Charles Le Sueur who visited the area in 1700.[3]


According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 473.86 square miles (1,227.3 km2), of which 448.50 square miles (1,161.6 km2) (or 94.65%) is land and 25.36 square miles (65.7 km2) (or 5.35%) is water.[4]


Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

Demographics Edit

USA Le Sueur County, Minnesota age pyramid

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 5,318
1870 11,607 118.3%
1880 16,303 40.5%
1890 19,057 16.9%
1900 20,234 6.2%
1910 18,609 −8.0%
1920 17,870 −4.0%
1930 17,990 0.7%
1940 19,227 6.9%
1950 19,088 −0.7%
1960 19,906 4.3%
1970 21,331 7.2%
1980 23,434 9.9%
1990 23,929 2.1%
2000 25,426 6.3%
2010 27,703 9.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 25,426 people, 9,630 households, and 6,923 families residing in the county. The population density was 57 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 10,858 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.56% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.02% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 3.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.9% were of German, 9.0% Czech, 9.0% Norwegian and 8.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.0% spoke English, 3.5% Spanish and 1.7% Czech as their first language.

There were 9,630 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,933, and the median income for a family was $53,000. Males had a median income of $34,196 versus $24,214 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,151. About 4.80% of families and 6.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.50% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Cities Townships Unincorporated Village

† Small parts of these ccommunities extend into another county.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 44°22′N 93°44′W / 44.37, -93.73

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