Big Woods Township, Marshall County, Minnesota

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Big Woods Township, Minnesota
Big Woods Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Big Woods Township, Minnesota
Big Woods Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 48°19′7″N 97°4′33″W / 48.31861°N 97.07583°W / 48.31861; -97.07583Coordinates: 48°19′7″N 97°4′33″W / 48.31861°N 97.07583°W / 48.31861; -97.07583
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Marshall
 • Total 31.0 sq mi (80.2 km2)
 • Land 30.6 sq mi (79.2 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 79
 • Density 2.6/sq mi (1.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-05842[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663591[2]

Big Woods Township is a township in Marshall County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 79 at the 2000 census.

Big Woods Township was organized in 1882, and named for the forested areas within its borders.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.0 square miles (80 km2), of which 30.6 square miles (79 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (1.23%) is water.

2000 census demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 79 people, 29 households, and 26 families residing in the township. The population density was 2.6 people per square mile (1.0/km²). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 1.1/sq mi (0.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.47% White, 1.27% African American which is one person, 1.27% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race which is one person.

There were 29 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 89.7% were married couples living together, and 10.3% were non-families. 10.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,392. None of the population or the families were below the poverty line.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 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. 327.