Galena Township, Martin County, Minnesota

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Galena Township, Minnesota
Township
Galena Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Galena Township, Minnesota
Galena Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°47′52″N 94°41′4″W / 43.79778°N 94.68444°W / 43.79778; -94.68444Coordinates: 43°47′52″N 94°41′4″W / 43.79778°N 94.68444°W / 43.79778; -94.68444
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Martin
Area
 • Total 35.4 sq mi (91.6 km2)
 • Land 34.9 sq mi (90.3 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 1,220 ft (372 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 237
 • Density 6.8/sq mi (2.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-23030[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664240[2]

Galena Township is a township in Martin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 237 at the 2000 census.

Galena Township was named after Galena, Illinois, the native home of a share of the early settlers.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.4 square miles (92 km2), of which 34.9 square miles (90 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (1.44%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 237 people, 95 households, and 72 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.8 people per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 2.9/sq mi (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.58% White, and 0.42% from two or more races.

There were 95 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 2.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,958, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,578. About 2.6% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or 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. 333.