Camp Release Township, Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota

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Camp Release Township, Minnesota
Camp Release Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Camp Release Township, Minnesota
Camp Release Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°55′41″N 95°48′32″W / 44.92806°N 95.80889°W / 44.92806; -95.80889Coordinates: 44°55′41″N 95°48′32″W / 44.92806°N 95.80889°W / 44.92806; -95.80889
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lac qui Parle
 • Total 29.3 sq mi (75.9 km2)
 • Land 29.3 sq mi (75.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 997 ft (304 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 293
 • Density 10.0/sq mi (3.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-09550[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663737[2]

Camp Release Township is a township in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 293 at the 2000 census.

Camp Release Township was organized in 1871, and named in commemoration of the surrender at Camp Release.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.3 square miles (76 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 293 people, 114 households, and 84 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.0 people per square mile (3.9/km²). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 4.1/sq mi (1.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.29% White, 0.34% African American, 1.02% Asian, and 0.34% from two or more races.

There were 114 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.5% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,286, and the median income for a family was $60,313. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $23,393 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,174. About 4.8% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.0% 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. ^ Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 289.