Ben Wade Township, Pope County, Minnesota

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Ben Wade Township, Minnesota
Ben Wade Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Ben Wade Township, Minnesota
Ben Wade Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°42′22″N 95°34′47″W / 45.70611°N 95.57972°W / 45.70611; -95.57972Coordinates: 45°42′22″N 95°34′47″W / 45.70611°N 95.57972°W / 45.70611; -95.57972
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.4 sq mi (91.7 km2)
 • Land34.0 sq mi (88.1 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
1,312 ft (400 m)
 • Total252
 • Density7.4/sq mi (2.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-05302[1]
GNIS feature ID0663573[2]

Ben Wade Township is a township in Pope County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 252 at the 2000 census.

Ben Wade Township was named for Benjamin Wade (1800–1878), an American lawyer and United States Senator from Ohio.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.4 mi² (91.7 km²); 34.0 mi² (88.1 km²) of it is land and 1.4 mi² (3.6 km²) of it (3.95%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 252 people, 88 households, and 68 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.4/mi² (2.9/km²). There were 95 housing units at an average density of 2.8/mi² (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.81% White, 0.40% African American, 0.40% Native American, and 0.40% from two or more races.

There were 88 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, and 22.7% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 124.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,458, and the median income for a family was $45,278. Males had a median income of $30,469 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,500. About 9.5% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 431.