Grove Park-Tilden Township, Polk County, Minnesota

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Grove Park-Tilden Township, Minnesota
Township
Dugdale, a community in Grove Park–Tilden Township
Dugdale, a community in Grove Park–Tilden Township
Grove Park-Tilden Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Grove Park-Tilden Township, Minnesota
Grove Park-Tilden Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°42′31″N 96°11′30″W / 47.70861°N 96.19167°W / 47.70861; -96.19167Coordinates: 47°42′31″N 96°11′30″W / 47.70861°N 96.19167°W / 47.70861; -96.19167
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Polk
Area
 • Total 70.1 sq mi (181.5 km2)
 • Land 69.3 sq mi (179.5 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
Elevation 1,161 ft (354 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 311
 • Density 4.5/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-26190[1]
GNIS feature ID 1729757[2]

Grove Park-Tilden Township is a township in Polk County, Minnesota, United States which surrounds the city of Mentor. The unincorporated community of Dugdale, and the location of Tilden Junction are located within the township, and the unincorporated community of Marcoux Corner is located at the edge of the township. It is part of the Grand Forks-ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 311 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Grove Park-Tilden township was formed in 1992 from the merger of Grove Park Township and Tilden Township.[3] Grove Township was organized in 1880.[4] Tilden Township was organized in 1882, and named for Samuel J. Tilden (1814–1886), candidate for President of the US in 1876.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 70.1 square miles (182 km2), of which 69.3 square miles (179 km2) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it (1.11%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Tilden Junction, a location in the township

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 311 people, 119 households, and 89 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.5 people per square mile (1.7/km²). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 2.9/sq mi (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.07% White, 0.32% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.64% Asian, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 119 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 18.3% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $29,286 versus $20,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,342. None of the families and 0.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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. ^ Geographic Change Notes: Minnesota
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 425. 
  5. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 427.