Glencoe Township, McLeod County, Minnesota

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Glencoe Township, Minnesota
Glencoe Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Glencoe Township, Minnesota
Glencoe Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°45′0″N 94°11′17″W / 44.75000°N 94.18806°W / 44.75000; -94.18806Coordinates: 44°45′0″N 94°11′17″W / 44.75000°N 94.18806°W / 44.75000; -94.18806
Country United States
State Minnesota
County McLeod
 • Total 33.8 sq mi (87.7 km2)
 • Land 33.7 sq mi (87.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 1,024 ft (312 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 565
 • Density 16.7/sq mi (6.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55336
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-23966[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664277[2]

Glencoe Township is a township in McLeod County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 565 at the 2000 census.

When organized, Glencoe Township took the name of its largest settlement: Glencoe, Minnesota.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.8 square miles (88 km2), of which 33.7 square miles (87 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.32%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 565 people, 205 households, and 169 families residing in the township. The population density was 16.7 people per square mile (6.5/km2). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 6.3/sq mi (2.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.05% White, 0.18% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.88% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.

There were 205 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.6% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 14.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $55,089, and the median income for a family was $56,042. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $26,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,445. About 3.5% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 16.9% 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. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 317.