Big Stone County is located in west-central Minnesota. The County Seat is Ortonville and the largest city is Ortonville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.bigstonecounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 5,127 and the 2010 census population was 5,269. The land area is 499.02 square miles and there are 10.6 persons per square mile.
98.1% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 90.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $91,300, there are 2,347 households, an average of 2.15 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,019, the median household income is $46,313, and 12.4% of the persons in Big Stone County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was unavailable. Retail sales (in $1000) were $32,850, and sales per capita were $6,147.
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