Elmwood Township, Clay County, Minnesota

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Elmwood Township, Minnesota
Elmwood Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Elmwood Township, Minnesota
Elmwood Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°45′45″N 96°36′27″W / 46.76250°N 96.60750°W / 46.76250; -96.60750Coordinates: 46°45′45″N 96°36′27″W / 46.76250°N 96.60750°W / 46.76250; -96.60750
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Clay
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 • Land 35.7 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 925 ft (282 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 371
 • Density 10.4/sq mi (4.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-19052[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664088[2]

Elmwood Township is a township in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 371 at the 2000 census.

Elmwood Township was named for the groves of elm trees along the Buffalo River.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92 km2), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 371 people, 135 households, and 115 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.4 people per square mile (4.0/km²). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 4.1/sq mi (1.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.57% White, 0.27% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.16% of the population.

There were 135 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.0% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.8% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $58,929, and the median income for a family was $60,000. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,666. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.


  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. 116.