Carlston Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota

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Carlston Township
Carlston Township is located in Minnesota
Carlston Township
Carlston Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°43′0″N 93°35′54″W / 43.71667°N 93.59833°W / 43.71667; -93.59833Coordinates: 43°43′0″N 93°35′54″W / 43.71667°N 93.59833°W / 43.71667; -93.59833
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land33.1 sq mi (85.7 km2)
 • Water2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)
1,237 ft (377 m)
 • Total332
 • Density10.0/sq mi (3.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-10000[1]
GNIS feature ID0663753[2]

Carlston Township is a township in Freeborn County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 332 at the 2000 census.

Carlston Township was organized in 1858, and named for Theodore L. Carls(t)on, a pioneer settler.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), of which 33.1 square miles (86 km2) of it is land and 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2) of it (8.03%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 332 people, 126 households, and 95 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.0 people per square mile (3.9/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 4.0/sq mi (1.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.40% White and 0.60% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

There were 126 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% 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 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,500, and the median income for a family was $49,643. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,218. None of the families and 1.2% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


  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. 200.