Grange Township, Pipestone County, Minnesota

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Grange Township, Minnesota
Township
Grange Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Grange Township, Minnesota
Grange Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°3′42″N 96°14′8″W / 44.06167°N 96.23556°W / 44.06167; -96.23556Coordinates: 44°3′42″N 96°14′8″W / 44.06167°N 96.23556°W / 44.06167; -96.23556
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pipestone
Area
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Land 36.1 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,772 ft (540 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 244
 • Density 6.8/sq mi (2.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-25208[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664321[2]

Grange Township is a township in Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 244 at the 2000 census.

Grange Township was organized in 1879, and named for The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry (The Grange), an agricultural organization.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 244 people, 86 households, and 68 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.8 people per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 2.5/sq mi (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.54% White, 2.05% Native American, 0.41% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 86 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.3% were married couples living together, and 20.9% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $24,219 versus $23,333 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,455. About 7.2% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.4% of those sixty five or over.

Politics[edit]

Grange Township is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Grange Township is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22A, represented by Republican Joe Schomacker.

References[edit]

  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. 417.