Empire Township, Dakota County, Minnesota

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Empire Township, Minnesota
Empire Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Empire Township, Minnesota
Empire Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°40′44″N 93°5′45″W / 44.67889°N 93.09583°W / 44.67889; -93.09583Coordinates: 44°40′44″N 93°5′45″W / 44.67889°N 93.09583°W / 44.67889; -93.09583
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Dakota
 • Total 33.8 sq mi (87.4 km2)
 • Land 33.8 sq mi (87.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,638
 • Density 48.5/sq mi (18.7/km2)
 • Demonym Imperial
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-19376[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664099[2]

Empire Township is a township in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,638 at the 2000 census.

Empire Township was organized in 1858, and named after New York, the Empire State.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.8 square miles (88 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,638 people, 515 households, and 431 families residing in the township. The population density was 48.5 people per square mile (18.7/km²). There were 524 housing units at an average density of 15.5/sq mi (6.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.58% White, 0.18% African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.89% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 515 households out of which 49.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.3% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $68,500, and the median income for a family was $68,250. Males had a median income of $39,919 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,802. About 4.5% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 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. 165. 

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