Espelie Township, Marshall County, Minnesota

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Espelie Township, Minnesota
Espelie Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Espelie Township, Minnesota
Espelie Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 48°13′24″N 95°40′14″W / 48.22333°N 95.67056°W / 48.22333; -95.67056Coordinates: 48°13′24″N 95°40′14″W / 48.22333°N 95.67056°W / 48.22333; -95.67056
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Marshall
 • Total 44.6 sq mi (115.6 km2)
 • Land 44.6 sq mi (115.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,171 ft (357 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 58
 • Density 1.3/sq mi (0.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-19736[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664110[2]

Espelie Township is a township in Marshall County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 58 at the 2000 census.

Espelie Township was organized in 1903. Espelie is a name derived from Norwegian meaning "poplar slope".[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 44.7 square miles (116 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 58 people, 22 households, and 15 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.3 people per square mile (0.5/km²). There were 23 housing units at an average density of 0.5/sq mi (0.2/km²). The racial make-up of the township was 100% White.

There were 22 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, and 31.8% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the township the population was spread out with 34.5% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 132.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 137.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,750, and the median income for a family was $44,250. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,565. There were 9.5% of families and 13.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 15.4% of 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. 328.