Gales Township, Redwood County, Minnesota

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Gales Township, Minnesota
Cities and townships of Redwood County
Cities and townships of Redwood County
Coordinates: 44°19′55″N 95°31′58″W / 44.33194°N 95.53278°W / 44.33194; -95.53278Coordinates: 44°19′55″N 95°31′58″W / 44.33194°N 95.53278°W / 44.33194; -95.53278
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Redwood
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Land 36.1 sq mi (93.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 1,152 ft (351 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 144
 • Density 4.0/sq mi (1.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-23048[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664241[2]

Gales Township is one of the twenty-six townships of Redwood County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 144 at the 2000 census.

Gales Township was organized in 1876, and named for A. L. and Solon S. Gale, pioneer settlers.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (94 km2); 36.1 square miles (93 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.36%) is water.

No municipalities are located in Gales Township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 144 people, 50 households, and 43 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.0 people per square mile (1.5/km²). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 1.7/sq mi (0.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 50 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.0% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.0% were non-families. 14.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,500, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $31,563 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,554. There were 10.4% of families and 14.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 24.6% 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. 449.