Courtland Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota

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Courtland Township, Minnesota
Courtland Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Courtland Township, Minnesota
Courtland Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°17′13″N 94°20′58″W / 44.28694°N 94.34944°W / 44.28694; -94.34944Coordinates: 44°17′13″N 94°20′58″W / 44.28694°N 94.34944°W / 44.28694; -94.34944
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Nicollet
 • Total 42.1 sq mi (108.9 km2)
 • Land 37.8 sq mi (98.0 km2)
 • Water 4.2 sq mi (10.9 km2)
Elevation 984 ft (300 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 715
 • Density 18.9/sq mi (7.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56021
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-13600[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663884[2]

Courtland Township is a township in Nicollet County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 715 at the 2000 census.

Courtland Township was originally called Hilo Township, after Hilo, Hawaii, and under the latter name was organized in 1858. The present name, adopted in 1865, came from Cortland, New York.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 42.1 square miles (109 km2), of which 37.8 square miles (98 km2) of it is land and 4.2 square miles (11 km2) of it (10.01%) is water.

Census statistics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 715 people, 235 households, and 190 families residing in the township. The population density was 18.9 people per square mile (7.3/km²). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 6.3/sq mi (2.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.88% White, 0.98% from other races, and 0.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.10% of the population.


There were 235 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.2% were married couples living together, 1.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,977, and the median income for a family was $55,000. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $20,882 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,041. About 4.9% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and none 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. 372.