Bashaw Township, Brown County, Minnesota

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Bashaw Township, Minnesota
Bashaw Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Bashaw Township, Minnesota
Bashaw Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°9′25″N 94°55′14″W / 44.15694°N 94.92056°W / 44.15694; -94.92056Coordinates: 44°9′25″N 94°55′14″W / 44.15694°N 94.92056°W / 44.15694; -94.92056
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Brown
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 255
 • Density 7.1/sq mi (2.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-03826[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663517[2]

Bashaw Township is a township in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 255 as of the 2000 census.[3]


Bashaw Township was organized in 1874.[4] It was named for Joseph Baschor, an early settler.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.8 square miles (93 km2) is land and 0.03% is water.

The city of Comfrey is within the township geographically but is a separate entity.

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township includes the following cemeteries: Faith and Moravian.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 255 people, 97 households, and 76 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.1 people per square mile (2.8/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 2.9/sq mi (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.61% White, and 0.39% from two or more races.

There were 97 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.3% were married couples living together, 1.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 112.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,500, and the median income for a family was $42,031. Males had a median income of $27,656 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,604. About 4.1% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 14.3% of those sixty five or over.