Hawley Township, Clay County, Minnesota

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Hawley Township, Minnesota
Hawley Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Hawley Township, Minnesota
Hawley Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°51′26″N 96°22′3″W / 46.85722°N 96.36750°W / 46.85722; -96.36750Coordinates: 46°51′26″N 96°22′3″W / 46.85722°N 96.36750°W / 46.85722; -96.36750
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Clay
 • Total 31.2 sq mi (80.9 km2)
 • Land 30.7 sq mi (79.5 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation 1,115 ft (340 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 459
 • Density 14.9/sq mi (5.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56549
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-27764[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664420[2]

Hawley Township is a township in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 459 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.2 square miles (81 km2), of which, 30.7 square miles (80 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (1.66%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 459 people, 147 households, and 123 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.9 people per square mile (5.8/km²). There were 153 housing units at an average density of 5.0/sq mi (1.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.91% White, 0.22% African American and 0.87% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

There were 147 households out of which 46.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.3% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 125.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,886, and the median income for a family was $59,375. Males had a median income of $32,337 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,252. About 6.0% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.