Oak Township, Stearns County, Minnesota

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Oak Township, Minnesota
Oak Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Oak Township, Minnesota
Oak Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°37′N 94°42′W / 45.617°N 94.700°W / 45.617; -94.700Coordinates: 45°37′N 94°42′W / 45.617°N 94.700°W / 45.617; -94.700
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Stearns
 • Total 34.3 sq mi (88.8 km2)
 • Land 32.9 sq mi (85.3 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
Elevation 1,214 ft (370 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 595
 • Density 17/sq mi (6.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-47644[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665185[2]

Oak Township is a township in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 595 at the 2010 census.[3] The township includes the cities of Freeport and New Munich.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.3 square miles (88.8 km2); 32.9 square miles (85.3 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.5 km2), or 3.93%, is water.[4]

Interstate Highway 94, State Highway 237, and Stearns County Roads 11, 12, and 30 are five of the main routes in the township.

Oak Township is located in Township 125 North of the Arkansas Base Line and Range 32 West of the 5th Principal Meridian.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 608 people, 178 households, and 152 families residing in the township. The population density was 18.2 people per square mile (7.0/km²). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 5.6/sq mi (2.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.51% White, 0.16% African American, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.

There were 178 households out of which 53.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.3% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.6% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.42 and the average family size was 3.78.

In the township the population was spread out with 37.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 111.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,893, and the median income for a family was $48,333. Males had a median income of $33,000 versus $17,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,360. About 3.4% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.8% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.