Meeker County is located in central Minnesota. The County Seat is Litchfield and the largest city is Litchfield. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.meeker.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 23,107 and the 2010 census population was 23,300. The land area is 608.18 square miles and there are 38.3 persons per square mile.
98% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 3.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 90.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $156,000, there are 9,288 households, an average of 2.46 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,665, the median household income is $53,904, and 10.2% of the persons in Meeker County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,997. Retail sales (in $1000) were $174,062, and sales per capita were $7,488. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 15.9%.
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