Mower County census numbers in

Published 2:05 pm Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mower County’s population increased by about 500 people in the last 10 years.

According to 2010 Census data, Mower County’s population is 39,163. The county grew from 38,604 in 2000. Most of that growth can be attributed to Austin, as the city’s population grew by more than 1,000 people, from 23,314 to 24,718 according to 2010 census numbers.

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Mower County is among the few border counties in Minnesota to have a population gain. Fillmore and Freeborn counties decreased in population over the past 10 years.

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