Swift County Profile

In and Around Swift County

Swift County is located in the west central part of Minnesota with an approximate population of 11,000. Swift County is primarily an agriculture community. Besides farming, our county is home to agriculture equipment manufacturers, an ethanol plant, and the new Fibromin Plant which burns turkey litter to create electricity.

Swift County was established February 18th, 1870. This county was named after Henry Adoniram Swift, the governor of Minnesota in 1863. The Swift County Courthouse was built in 1897 and was declared a national historic site in 1976. The City of Benson is the County seat of Swift County. The railroad tracks run through the center of the town of Benson and divide the downtown business districts with parks on each side of the tracks.

Communities

Swift County

Population

Total Population

9,641

Population
Growth Rate

-0.14%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

20.900

Housing & Income

Households

4,154

Total Housing Units

4,877


Owner Occupied

2,957

Renter Occupied

1,197

Vacant

723

Median Home Value

$120,024


Average Home Value

$161,185

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.19%


Per Capita Income

1.77%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,587 $54,327


Average Household

$66,160 $72,340


Per Capita

$28,527 $31,142

Workforce

Total Businesses

473

Total Employed

3,936

Workers 16+

4,742

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

27

Employed

531

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

16

Employed

500

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

55

Employed

389

2020 Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt

cp-industries

Businesses

11

Employed

378

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

37

Employed

324

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

20

Employed

266

Some
High School

485

Graduated
High School

2,101

Associates
Degree

1,134

Bachelor's
Degree

1,046

Graduate
Degree

306

Average Commute Time

18 min.



Resident Commuters

3,354

Non-Resident Commuters

1,331

Drive Alone

3,671

Carpooled

477

Public

12

Work At Home

286