Gordon Township, Todd County, Minnesota

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Gordon Township, Minnesota
Gordon Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Gordon Township, Minnesota
Gordon Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°53′16″N 95°4′59″W / 45.88778°N 95.08306°W / 45.88778; -95.08306Coordinates: 45°53′16″N 95°4′59″W / 45.88778°N 95.08306°W / 45.88778; -95.08306
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Todd
 • Total 34.9 sq mi (90.4 km2)
 • Land 27.9 sq mi (72.2 km2)
 • Water 7.1 sq mi (18.3 km2)
Elevation 1,339 ft (408 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 545
 • Density 19.6/sq mi (7.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-24578[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664299[2]

Gordon Township is a township in Todd County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 545 at the 2000 census.

Gordon Township was organized in 1869, and named for J. M. Gordon, a county official.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.9 square miles (90 km2); 27.9 square miles (72 km2) of it is land and 7.1 square miles (18 km2) of it (20.19%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 545 people, 214 households, and 154 families residing in the township. The population density was 19.6 people per square mile (7.6/km²). There were 345 housing units at an average density of 12.4/sq mi (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.06% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.92% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.83% of the population.

There were 214 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,531, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,908. About 7.3% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 6.5% 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. 544.