Elmer Township, Pipestone County, Minnesota

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Elmer Township, Minnesota
Elmer Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Elmer Township, Minnesota
Elmer Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°53′19″N 96°14′23″W / 43.88861°N 96.23972°W / 43.88861; -96.23972Coordinates: 43°53′19″N 96°14′23″W / 43.88861°N 96.23972°W / 43.88861; -96.23972
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pipestone
 • Total 35.2 sq mi (91.3 km2)
 • Land 35.2 sq mi (91.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,713 ft (522 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 275
 • Density 7.8/sq mi (3.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-18908[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664082[2]

Elmer Township is a township in Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 275 at the 2000 census.

Elmer Township was organized in 1879.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.2 square miles (91 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 275 people, 88 households, and 74 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.8 people per square mile (3.0/km²). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 2.6/sq mi (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.64% White, 0.36% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 3.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.91% of the population.

There were 88 households out of which 46.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 83.0% were married couples living together, 1.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.8% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.48.

In the township the population was spread out with 36.0% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 14.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,250, and the median income for a family was $47,000. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,772. None of the families and 0.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 4.4% of those over 64.


Elmer Township is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Elmer Township is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22A, represented by Republican Joe Schomacker.


  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. 417.