Gilchrist Township, Pope County, Minnesota

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Gilchrist Township, Minnesota
Township
The Urjans Iverson House, the 1866 log cabin of a Norwegian immigrant, was also used to host school and church services and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Urjans Iverson House, the 1866 log cabin of a Norwegian immigrant, was also used to host school and church services and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Gilchrist Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Gilchrist Township, Minnesota
Gilchrist Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°26′54″N 95°20′32″W / 45.44833°N 95.34222°W / 45.44833; -95.34222Coordinates: 45°26′54″N 95°20′32″W / 45.44833°N 95.34222°W / 45.44833; -95.34222
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pope
Area
 • Total 35.5 sq mi (92.0 km2)
 • Land 32.1 sq mi (83.1 km2)
 • Water 3.5 sq mi (8.9 km2)
Elevation 1,204 ft (367 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 239
 • Density 7.4/sq mi (2.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-23750[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664269[2]

Gilchrist Township is a township in Pope County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 239 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 92.0 square kilometres (35.52 sq mi), of which 83.1 km2 (32.09 sq mi) is land and 9.0 km2 (3.47 sq mi) is water (9.74%).

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 239 people, 99 households, and 73 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.4 people per square mile (2.9/km²). There were 269 housing units at an average density of 8.4/sq mi (3.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 99 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.7% were married couples living together, 1.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $51,429. Males had a median income of $32,188 versus $26,458 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,520. About 6.3% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 13.2% of those sixty five or over.

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