Gilmanton Township, Benton County, Minnesota

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Gilmanton Township, Minnesota
Gilmanton Township is located in Minnesota
Gilmanton Township
Gilmanton Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°40′32″N 93°57′22″W / 45.67556°N 93.95611°W / 45.67556; -93.95611Coordinates: 45°40′32″N 93°57′22″W / 45.67556°N 93.95611°W / 45.67556; -93.95611
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Benton
 • Total 33.6 sq mi (86.9 km2)
 • Land 33.6 sq mi (86.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,181 ft (360 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 841
 • Density 25/sq mi (9.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 27-23822[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664272[2]

Gilmanton Township is a township in Benton County, Minnesota. The population was 841 as of the 2010 census.[3]


Gilmanton Township was organized in 1866.[4] It was named for Charles Andrew Gilman, a land official official[clarification needed] and afterward state legislator.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.6 square miles (86.9 km2), all of it land.[3]

The city of Foley (the county seat) is located in the southeast part of the township; the south half of the city of Gilman is also within the township. Both are separate entities from the township.

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The township contains Saint Johns Cemetery.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 769 people, 266 households, and 213 families residing in the township. The population density was 22.4 people per square mile (8.7/km²). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 8.1/sq mi (3.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.83% White, 0.13% Native American, 0.39% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 266 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 111.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,893, and the median income for a family was $50,357. Males had a median income of $29,028 versus $22,266 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,432. About 5.0% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.


  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Gilmanton township, Benton County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 50.