Eglon Township, Clay County, Minnesota

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Eglon Township, Minnesota
Solem Church
Solem Church
Eglon Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Eglon Township, Minnesota
Eglon Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°51′26″N 96°14′14″W / 46.85722°N 96.23722°W / 46.85722; -96.23722Coordinates: 46°51′26″N 96°14′14″W / 46.85722°N 96.23722°W / 46.85722; -96.23722
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Clay
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land 34.0 sq mi (88.1 km2)
 • Water 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
Elevation 1,335 ft (407 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 440
 • Density 12.9/sq mi (5.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-18314[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664055[2]

Eglon Township is a township in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 440 at the 2000 census.

Eglon Township was named directly, or indirectly, after Eglon in ancient Palestine.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), of which, 34.0 square miles (88 km2) of it is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) of it (5.39%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 440 people, 152 households, and 136 families residing in the township. The population density was 12.9 people per square mile (5.0/km²). There were 159 housing units at an average density of 4.7/sq mi (1.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.18% White, 0.45% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.91% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 152 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.3% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.9% were non-families. 8.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 118.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $49,318, and the median income for a family was $50,781. Males had a median income of $33,250 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,356. None of the families and 0.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none 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. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 115.