Fairfax Township, Polk County, Minnesota

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Fairfax Township, Minnesota
Township
Fairfax Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Fairfax Township, Minnesota
Fairfax Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°43′26″N 96°33′44″W / 47.72389°N 96.56222°W / 47.72389; -96.56222Coordinates: 47°43′26″N 96°33′44″W / 47.72389°N 96.56222°W / 47.72389; -96.56222
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Polk
Area
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 889 ft (271 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 213
 • Density 5.9/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-20204[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664128[2]

Fairfax Township is a township in Polk County, Minnesota, United States. It is part of the Grand Forks-ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 213 at the 2000 census.

Fairfax Township was organized in 1879.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), all of it land.

U.S. Highway 2; and Minnesota Highways 9 and 102 are three of the main routes in the community.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 213 people, 74 households, and 54 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.9 people per square mile (2.3/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 2.1/sq mi (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.12% White, 0.47% Native American, 0.94% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 74 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,214, and the median income for a family was $44,250. Males had a median income of $30,357 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,402. About 14.5% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.6% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  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. 424.