Echo Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota

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Echo Township, Minnesota
Echo Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Echo Township, Minnesota
Echo Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°34′40″N 95°24′40″W / 44.57778°N 95.41111°W / 44.57778; -95.41111Coordinates: 44°34′40″N 95°24′40″W / 44.57778°N 95.41111°W / 44.57778; -95.41111
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Yellow Medicine
 • Total 35.4 sq mi (91.8 km2)
 • Land 34.9 sq mi (90.3 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation 1,066 ft (325 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 179
 • Density 5.1/sq mi (2.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56237
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-17918[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664037[2]

Echo Township is a township in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 179 at the 2000 census.


Echo Township was originally called Empire Township, and under the latter name was organized in 1874. That same year, the name was changed to Rose Township, and in 1874, the name was changed again to Echo Township.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.4 square miles (92 km2); 34.9 square miles (90 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (1.61%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 179 people, 69 households, and 56 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.1 people per square mile (2.0/km²). There were 78 housing units at an average density of 2.2/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.77% White, 1.68% Native American, and 0.56% from two or more races.

There were 69 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.5% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.4% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 2.8% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 115.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,750, and the median income for a family was $43,000. Males had a median income of $28,000 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,671. About 10.6% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 11.8% of those sixty five 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. 594.