Harvey Township, Meeker County, Minnesota

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Harvey Township, Minnesota
Harvey Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Harvey Township, Minnesota
Harvey Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°13′N 94°34′W / 45.217°N 94.567°W / 45.217; -94.567Coordinates: 45°13′N 94°34′W / 45.217°N 94.567°W / 45.217; -94.567
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Meeker
 • Total 39.0 sq mi (100.9 km2)
 • Land 38.6 sq mi (99.8 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation 1,109 ft (338 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 445
 • Density 11.5/sq mi (4.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-27440[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664408[2]

Harvey Township is a township in Meeker County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 445 at the 2000 census.

Harvey Township was organized in 1867, and named for James Harvey, a pioneer settler.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 39.0 square miles (101 km2), of which 38.5 square miles (100 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (1.05%) is water.

Harvey Township is located in Township 120 North of the Arkansas Base Line and Range 31 West of the 5th Principal Meridian.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 445 people, 143 households, and 119 families residing in the township. The population density was 11.5 people per square mile (4.5/km²). There were 149 housing units at an average density of 3.9/sq mi (1.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.88% White, 1.12% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

There were 143 households out of which 49.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.3% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.1% were non-families. 14.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 113.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,750, and the median income for a family was $46,750. Males had a median income of $30,156 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,299. About 7.9% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 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. 340.