Mower County is located in southeastern Minnesota. The County Seat is Austin and the largest city is Austin. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.mower.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 39,323 and the 2010 census population was 39,163. The land area is 711.33 square miles and there are 55.1 persons per square mile.
92.5% of the population is White, 3.3% is Black or African American, 11% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 87.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $106,000, there are 15,855 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,990, the median household income is $46,004, and 16.3% of the persons in Mower County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,775. Retail sales (in $1000) were $347,668, and sales per capita were $9,133. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.5%.
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