Freeborn Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota

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Freeborn Township, Minnesota
Freeborn Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Freeborn Township, Minnesota
Freeborn Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°48′2″N 93°35′12″W / 43.80056°N 93.58667°W / 43.80056; -93.58667Coordinates: 43°48′2″N 93°35′12″W / 43.80056°N 93.58667°W / 43.80056; -93.58667
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Freeborn
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.5 km2)
 • Land 35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation 1,194 ft (364 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 327
 • Density 9.2/sq mi (3.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56032
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-22544[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664224[2]

Freeborn Township is a township in Freeborn County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 327 at the 2000 census.


Freeborn Township was organized in 1858.[3] The township is named for William Freeborn, as is Freeborn County.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.7 square miles (92 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (1.27%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 327 people, 121 households, and 98 families residing in the township. The population density was 9.2 people per square mile (3.5/km²). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 3.6/sq mi (1.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.08% White, 0.31% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 121 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 111.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,179, and the median income for a family was $40,938. Males had a median income of $32,813 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,882. About 4.4% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 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. 200. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 131.