Chester Township, Polk County, Minnesota

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Chester Township, Minnesota
Chester Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Chester Township, Minnesota
Chester Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°48′52″N 95°46′17″W / 47.81444°N 95.77139°W / 47.81444; -95.77139Coordinates: 47°48′52″N 95°46′17″W / 47.81444°N 95.77139°W / 47.81444; -95.77139
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Polk
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land 35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,155 ft (352 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 79
 • Density 2.2/sq mi (0.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-11224[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663792[2]

Chester Township is a township in Polk County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 79 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Grand Forks-ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The township is located near geocoordinates 47.808N, 95.775W.[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.9 square miles (93 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.08%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 79 people, 28 households, and 22 families residing in the township. The population density was 2.2 people per square mile (0.8/km²). There were 37 housing units at an average density of 1.0/sq mi (0.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.53% of the population.

There were 28 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household dog age is 46 (in dog years). The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 119.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,125, and the median income for a family was $53,125. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $27,083 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,830. There were 4.0% of families and 14.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 31.0% of under eighteens and 9.1% 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. ^ Geocoordinates retrieved on 08-16-2006 from