Minnesota's 7th congressional district
Minnesota's 7th congressional district covers all of the western side of Minnesota except for the far south, in the 1st district. It is by far the state's largest district, has a rural character. Cities in the district include Moorhead, Fergus Falls and Willmar; the district has leaned Republican. It has been represented since 1991 by Collin Peterson, a member of the DFL, he is rated 26% conservative by the American Conservative Union for 2017 and 57% progressive by a liberal group. It is the second most Republican leaning district in the country to be represented by a Democrat after Utah's 4th congressional district. Election results from presidential races: Minnesota's congressional districts List of United States congressional districts "Minnesota Secretary of State". Minnesota's 7th Congressional District Republicans
The Territory of Minnesota was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from March 3, 1849, until May 11, 1858, when the eastern portion of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Minnesota. The boundaries of the Minnesota Territory, as carved out of Iowa Territory, included the current Minnesota region and most of what became Dakota Territory east of the Missouri River. Minnesota Territory included portions of Wisconsin Territory that did not become part of Wisconsin, located between the Mississippi River and Wisconsin, including the Arrowhead Region. At the time of its formation, the territory contained three cities: St. Paul, St. Anthony, Stillwater; the major territorial institutions were divided among the three: St. Paul was made the capital. Charles K. Smith, 1849–1851 Alexander Wilkin, 1851–1853 Joseph Rosser, 1853–1857 Charles L. Chase, 1857–1858 Lorenzo A. Babcock, 1849–1853 Lafayette Emmett, 1853–1858 Henry Hastings Sibley, 31st Congress, 32nd Congress, 1849–1853 Henry Mower Rice, 33rd Congress, 34th Congress, 1853–1857 William W. Kingsbury, 35th Congress, 1857–1858 John Catlin Historic regions of the United States History of Minnesota Interior Plains Territorial era of Minnesota Territorial evolution of the United States Territory of France that encompassed land that would become part of the Territory of Minnesota: Louisiane, 1682–1764 and 1803 Territory of Spain that would be returned to France: Luisiana, 1764–1803 Territory of the United Kingdom that encompassed land that would become part of the Territory of Minnesota: Rupert's Land, 1670–1870 U.
S. territories that encompassed land that would become part of the Territory of Minnesota: Territory Northwest of the River Ohio, 1787–1803 Territory of Indiana, 1800–1816 Louisiana Purchase, 1803–1804 District of Louisiana, 1804–1805 Territory of Louisiana, 1805–1812 Territory of Illinois, 1809–1818 Territory of Missouri, 1812–1821 Territory of Michigan, 1805–1837 Territory of Wisconsin, 1836–1848 U. S. territories that encompassed land, part of the Territory of Minnesota: Territory of Dakota, 1861–1889 U. S. states that encompass land, once part of the Territory of Minnesota: State of Minnesota, 1858 State of North Dakota, 1889 State of South Dakota, 1889 Media related to Minnesota Territory at Wikimedia Commons Minnesota historic documents Debates and proceedings of the Constitutional convention for the territory of Minnesota, to form a state constitution preparatory to its admission into the Union as a state
1940 United States Census
The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7.3 percent over the 1930 population of 123,202,624 people. The census date of record was April 1, 1940. A number of new questions were asked including where people were 5 years before, highest educational grade achieved, information about wages; this census introduced sampling techniques. Other innovations included a field test of the census in 1939; this was the first census in which every state had a population greater than 100,000. The 1940 census collected the following information: In addition, a sample of individuals were asked additional questions covering age at first marriage and other topics. Full documentation on the 1940 census, including census forms and a procedural history, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Following completion of the census, the original enumeration sheets were microfilmed; as required by Title 13 of the U.
S. Code, access to identifiable information from census records was restricted for 72 years. Non-personally identifiable information Microdata from the 1940 census is available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. On April 2, 2012—72 years after the census was taken—microfilmed images of the 1940 census enumeration sheets were released to the public by the National Archives and Records Administration; the records are indexed only by enumeration district upon initial release. Official 1940 census website 1940 Census Records from the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration 1940 Federal Population Census Videos, training videos for enumerators at the U. S. National Archives Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts from the U. S. Census Bureau Snow, Michael S. "Why the huge interest in the 1940 Census?"
CNN. Monday April 9, 2012. 1941 U. S Census Report Contains 1940 Census results 1940 Census Questions Hosted at CensusFinder.com
Renville County Courthouse and Jail
The Renville County Courthouse and Jail is a historic building located at 500 East DePue Avenue in Olivia, United States. It was constructed in 1902; the first courthouse in Renville County was built in Beaver Falls in 1872. It was built as a jail, at a cost of $2000. In 1889 a 40-by-60-foot wood frame building was built, the 1872 building was again used as the jail. In 1895 the city of Olivia won a battle to become the county seat, court business was held in a local business building. A court decision returned the county seat to Beaver Falls for two years, but Olivia won the county seat permanently in 1900. Architect Fremont D. Orff from Minneapolis designed the building, built at a cost of $88,000; the building has influences from a few different architectural styles. The corner pavilions and the central tower have segmented blue-green copper domes, suggesting Second Empire architecture; the center pavilion has a porch with balusters, fluted columns, an oculus-pierced pediment, which reflects Georgian architecture.
The courthouse and jail were added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 13, 1986
1910 United States Census
The Thirteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau on April 15, 1910, determined the resident population of the United States to be 92,228,496, an increase of 21.0 percent over the 76,212,168 persons enumerated during the 1900 Census. The 1910 Census switched from a portrait page orientation to a landscape orientation; the 1910 census collected the following information: Full documentation for the 1910 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. The column titles in the census form are as follows: LOCATION. Street, road, etc. House number. 1. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation. 2. Number of family in order of visitation. 3. NAME of each person whose place of abode on April 15, 1910, was in this family. Enter surname first the given name and middle initial, if any. Include every person living on April 15, 1910. Omit children born since April 15, 1910. RELATION. 4. Relationship of this person to the head of the family.
PERSONAL DESCRIPTION. 5. Sex. 6. Color or race. 7. Age at last birthday. 8. Whether single, widowed, or divorced. 9. Number of years of present marriage. 10. Mother of how many children: Number born. 11. Mother of how many children: Number now living. NATIVITY. Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in the United States, give the state or territory. If of foreign birth, give the country. 12. Place of birth of this Person. 13. Place of birth of Father of this person. 14. Place of birth of Mother of this person. CITIZENSHIP. 15. Year of immigration to the United States. 16. Whether naturalized or alien. 17. Whether able to speak English. OCCUPATION. 18. Trade or profession of, or particular kind of work done by this person, as spinner, laborer, etc. 19. General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which this person works, as cotton mill, dry goods store, etc. 20. Whether as employer, employee, or work on own account. If an employee— 21. Whether out of work on April 15, 1910.
22. Number of weeks out of work during year 1909. EDUCATION. 23. Whether able to read. 24. Whether able to write. 25. Attended school any time since September 1, 1909. OWNERSHIP OF HOME. 26. Owned or rented. 27. Owned free or mortgaged. 28. Farm or house. 29. Number of farm schedule. 30. Whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy. 31. Whether blind. 32. Whether deaf and dumb. Special Notation In 1912 and 1959, New Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii would become the 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th states admitted to the Union; the 1910 population count for each of these areas was 327,301, 204,354, 64,356 and 191,909 respectively. On this basis, the ranking list above would be modified as follows: First 42 ranked states - positions unchanged New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii, Wyoming and Alaska; the original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in the 1940s. The microfilmed census is available in rolls from the National Records Administration. Several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, along which digital indices.
Microdata from the 1910 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. 1911 U. S Census Report Contains 1910 Census results Historic US Census data census.gov/population/www/censusdata/PopulationofStatesandCountiesoftheUnitedStates1790-1990.pdf
Meeker County, Minnesota
Meeker County is a county in the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,300, its county seat is Litchfield. The county was named after Bradley B. Meeker, an associate justice of the Minnesota Territorial Supreme Court from 1849 to 1853. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 645 square miles, of which 608 square miles is land and 37 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 12 Minnesota State Highway 4 Minnesota State Highway 7 Minnesota State Highway 15 Minnesota State Highway 22 Minnesota State Highway 24 Minnesota State Highway 55 Stearns County Wright County McLeod County Renville County Kandiyohi County As of the 2000 census, there were 22,644 people, 8,590 households, 6,133 families residing in the county; the population density was 37 people per square mile. There were 9,821 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 97.35% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 1.40% from other races, 0.48% from two or more races.
2.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.8 % were of 12.2 % Swedish and 11.3 % Norwegian ancestry. There were 8,590 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.60% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07. In the county, the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $40,908, the median income for a family was $47,923. Males had a median income of $33,157 versus $22,743 for females.
The per capita income for the county was $18,628. About 4.70% of families and 7.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.40% of those under age 18 and 13.80% of those age 65 or over. National Register of Historic Places listings in Meeker County, Minnesota Meeker County government’s website
Kandiyohi County, Minnesota
Kandiyohi County is a county in the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population is 42,239; as of November 20, 1871, its county seat is Willmar. Kandiyohi County comprises the US Census Bureau's "Willmar, MN Micropolitan Statistical Area". Kandiyohi County is named for a Dakota word meaning "where the buffalo fish come".. It was organized on March 1858, with Kandiyohi as the county seat; the original county occupied only the southern half of its current area. Development was slow, in 1870 the state legislature called for Monongalia County to merge with Kandiyohi, it took until November 1871 to agree on the centrally located Willmar as the county seat. The terrain of Kandiyohi County consists of rolling hills wooded devoted to agriculture; the territory slopes to the south and west, with the highest point near its NE corner, at 1,306' ASL. The county has a total area of 862 square miles, of which 797 square miles are land and 66 square miles are covered by water. Kandiyohi County is one of seven southern Minnesota counties.
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 41,203 people, 15,936 households, 10,979 families residing in the county. The population density was 51.7/sqmi. There were 18,415 housing units at an average density of 23.1/sqmi. The racial makeup of the county was 93.62% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 4.17% from other races, 0.91% from two or more races. 8.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.4 % were of 9.9 % Swedish and 5.6 % Dutch ancestry. There were 15,936 households, out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.10% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.05. The county population contained 26.60% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $39,772, the median income for a family was $48,016. Males had a median income of $32,272 versus $22,128 for females; the per capita income for the county was $19,627. About 5.90% of families and 9.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.10% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over. Kandiyohi County voters have switched from Democratic to Republican in recent years. In no national election since 1996 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate. National Register of Historic Places listings in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Category:People from Willmar, Minnesota Kandiyohi County & City of Willmar economic development Commission Kandiyohi County government website MNGenWebUSGenWeb website for Kandiyohi County, Minnesota