Grey Eagle Township, Todd County, Minnesota

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Grey Eagle Township, Minnesota
Grey Eagle Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Grey Eagle Township, Minnesota
Grey Eagle Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°47′59″N 94°42′20″W / 45.79972°N 94.70556°W / 45.79972; -94.70556Coordinates: 45°47′59″N 94°42′20″W / 45.79972°N 94.70556°W / 45.79972; -94.70556
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Todd
 • Total 29.3 sq mi (75.8 km2)
 • Land 25.1 sq mi (64.9 km2)
 • Water 4.2 sq mi (10.8 km2)
Elevation 1,312 ft (400 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 663
 • Density 26.4/sq mi (10.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56336
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-26018[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664356[2]

Grey Eagle Township is a township in Todd County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 663 according to a 2000 census.

Grey Eagle Township was organized in 1873, and named for the fact a pioneer hunter had shot an eagle there.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.2 square miles (76 km2); 25.1 square miles (65 km2) of it is land and 4.2 square miles (11 km2) of it (14.29%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 663 people, 257 households, and 205 families residing in the township. The population density was 26.4 people per square mile (10.2/km²). There were 576 housing units at an average density of 23.0/sq mi (8.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.85% White and 0.15% Asian.

There were 257 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.4% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,923, and the median income for a family was $47,778. Males had a median income of $28,833 versus $19,853 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,151. About 5.0% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 4.8% 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. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 544.