Cromwell Township, Clay County, Minnesota

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Cromwell Township, Minnesota
Cromwell Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Cromwell Township, Minnesota
Cromwell Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°56′31″N 96°21′13″W / 46.94194°N 96.35361°W / 46.94194; -96.35361Coordinates: 46°56′31″N 96°21′13″W / 46.94194°N 96.35361°W / 46.94194; -96.35361
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Clay
 • Total 33.7 sq mi (87.3 km2)
 • Land 33.3 sq mi (86.2 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation 1,161 ft (354 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 323
 • Density 9.7/sq mi (3.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-13798[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663889[2]

Cromwell Township is a township in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 323 at the 2000 census.

Cromwell Township was named for Oliver Cromwell, a 17th-century English military and political leader.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.7 square miles (87 km2), of which, 33.3 square miles (86 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (1.25%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 323 people, 108 households, and 92 families residing in the township. The population density was 9.7 people per square mile (3.7/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 3.3/sq mi (1.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 108 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.9% were non-families. 11.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 108.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,292, and the median income for a family was $47,708. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,993. About 4.1% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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. 115.