Sibley County, MN

Sibley County, Minnesota

Sibley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 15,356. Its county seat is Gaylord.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 600 square miles (1,555 km²), of which, 589 square miles (1,525 km²) of it is land and 12 square miles (30 km²) of it (1.96%) is water. Most of the Rush River's watershed is located in Sibley County.


Major highways

  • Minnesota State Highway 22
  • Minnesota State Highway 25
  • Minnesota State Highway 93
  • Adjacent counties


    As of the census of 2000, there were 15,356 people, 5,772 households, and 4,086 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 6,024 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.57% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 3.09% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 5.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 65.7% were of German and 6.3% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

    There were 5,772 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.14.

    In the county the population was spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males.

    The median income for a household in the county was $41,458, and the median income for a family was $48,923. Males had a median income of $31,002 versus $22,527 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,004. About 5.10% of families and 8.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

    Cities and towns

    Cities Townships

  • Alfsborg Township
  • Arlington Township
  • Bismarck Township
  • Dryden Township
  • Cornish Township
  • Faxon Township
  • Grafton Township
  • Green Isle Township
  • Henderson Township
  • Jessenland Township
  • Kelso Township
  • Moltke Township
  • New Auburn Township
  • Severance Township
  • Sibley Township
  • Transit Township
  • Washington Lake Township
  • † Le Sueur is mainly in Le Sueur County but a small part extends into Sibley County.


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