Stanton Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota

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Stanton Township, Minnesota
Stanton Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Stanton Township, Minnesota
Stanton Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°29′1″N 92°58′9″W / 44.48361°N 92.96917°W / 44.48361; -92.96917Coordinates: 44°29′1″N 92°58′9″W / 44.48361°N 92.96917°W / 44.48361; -92.96917
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Goodhue
 • Total 23.9 sq mi (61.8 km2)
 • Land 22.7 sq mi (58.9 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,080
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55018
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-62428[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665695[2]

Stanton Township is a township in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,080 at the 2000 census.

The community of Stanton is located within Stanton Township. State Highway 19 (MN 19) and State Highway 56 (MN 56) are two of the main routes in the township.

Stanton Township is located in the northwest corner of Goodhue County, and immediately adjacent to Dakota County. Rice County is also nearby.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.9 square miles (61.8 km²), of which 22.7 square miles (58.8 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it (4.74%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,080 people, 372 households, and 309 families residing in the township. The population density was 47.5 people per square mile (18.4/km²). There were 384 housing units at an average density of 16.9/sq mi (6.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.69% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 372 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.5% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 110.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $60,972, and the median income for a family was $65,000. Males had a median income of $41,033 versus $27,768 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,473. About 2.8% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.