Danville Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota

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Danville Township, Minnesota
Danville Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Danville Township, Minnesota
Danville Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°53′40″N 93°50′35″W / 43.89444°N 93.84306°W / 43.89444; -93.84306Coordinates: 43°53′40″N 93°50′35″W / 43.89444°N 93.84306°W / 43.89444; -93.84306
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Blue Earth
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.5 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 1,024 ft (312 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 262
 • Density 7.3/sq mi (2.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-14752[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663924[2]

Danville Township is a township in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 262 as of the 2000 census.[3]


Danville Township was established in 1858, and named after Danville, Vermont, the former hometown of an early settler.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.8 square miles (93 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.72%) is water.

The city of Minnesota Lake is entirely within the township geographically but is a separate entity.

Major highways[edit]


  • Knights Lake (east half)
  • Kremer Lake
  • Minnesota Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township includes the following cemeteries: Catholic, Danville, Oak Grove, Peace, Saint John and Saint John's.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 262 people, 95 households, and 77 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.3 people per square mile (2.8/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 2.8/sq mi (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.85% White, 0.38% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 95 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.7% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 113.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 122.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $47,083. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $18,542 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,527. About 9.6% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.