Birchdale Township, Todd County, Minnesota

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Birchdale Township, Minnesota
Birchdale Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Birchdale Township, Minnesota
Birchdale Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°47′54″N 94°49′46″W / 45.79833°N 94.82944°W / 45.79833; -94.82944Coordinates: 45°47′54″N 94°49′46″W / 45.79833°N 94.82944°W / 45.79833; -94.82944
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Todd
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land 32.9 sq mi (85.1 km2)
 • Water 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)
Elevation 1,247 ft (380 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 814
 • Density 24.8/sq mi (9.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 27-06022[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663596[2]

Birchdale Township is a township in Todd County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 814 at the 2000 census.

Birchdale Township was organized in 1869.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), of which, 32.9 square miles (85 km2) of it is land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) of it (8.57%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 814 people, 318 households, and 221 families residing in the township. The population density was 24.8 people per square mile (9.6/km²). There were 568 housing units at an average density of 17.3/sq mi (6.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.26% White, 0.12% Asian, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

There were 318 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 2.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $47,667. Males had a median income of $30,139 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,056. About 5.2% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 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. 543.