Swift County, Minnesota

Swift County: County in Minnesota, United States

About

Swift County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,783 and a population density of 5 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 9,176 inhabitants. Its county seat is Benson. The county was created 152 years ago in 1870.

Quick Facts about Swift County

Population : 9,176 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Minnesota (United States)
Area : 1949 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.3%
Land as percent of area : 98.7%
Named for : Henry Adoniram Swift
Altitude : 1,024 feet / 312 meters
Capital : Benson
Establishment : February 02, 1870
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 08:03:17 (8th December 2022)
Density : 5 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.62% (2010-2020)
Swift County locator map
Location of Swift County on Minnesota map.
2012-0828-Swift-CountyCourthouse image
2012-0828-Swift-CountyCourthouse
2012-0828-Swift-CountyCourthouse image

Geography

Swift County is located at 45°16'58"N 95°40'53"W (45.2827100, -95.6814300). It has 2 neighbors: Chippewa County and Stevens County.

Swift County map

The largest city of Swift County is Benson with a population of 319. Other cities include, Murdock population 260, Appleton population 187, Fairfield population 122 and De Graff population 120. See all Swift County cities & populated places.

Swift County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Swift County.

City Name Population Title
Benson 319 City in Minnesota
Murdock 260 Human settlement in Swift County, Minnesota, United States of America
Kerkhoven 225 Township in Swift County, Minnesota
Appleton 187 City in Swift County, Minnesota, United States
Fairfield 122 Unincorporated community in Minnesota
De Graff 120 City in Minnesota
Danvers 89 City in Swift County, Minnesota, United States
Holloway 85 City in Minnesota
Clontarf 82 Township in Swift County, Minnesota

Swift County has 2 neighbours.

  • Benson

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Swift County decreased by 6.62% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 9,783 - census
2011 9,676 -1.11% estimation process
2012 9,632 -0.46% estimation process
2013 9,552 -0.84% estimation process
2014 9,486 -0.7% estimation process
2015 9,376 -1.17% estimation process
2016 9,442 0.7% estimation process
2017 9,387 -0.59% estimation process
2018 9,323 -0.69% estimation process
2019 9,266 -0.62% estimation process
2020 9,176 -0.98% estimation process

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