Helen Township, McLeod County, Minnesota

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Helen Township, Minnesota
Helen Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Helen Township, Minnesota
Helen Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°45′42″N 94°4′5″W / 44.76167°N 94.06806°W / 44.76167; -94.06806Coordinates: 44°45′42″N 94°4′5″W / 44.76167°N 94.06806°W / 44.76167; -94.06806
Country United States
State Minnesota
County McLeod
 • Total 35.2 sq mi (91.2 km2)
 • Land 35.2 sq mi (91.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 997 ft (304 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 835
 • Density 23.7/sq mi (9.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-28304[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664442[2]

Helen Township is a township in McLeod County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 835 at the 2000 census.

Helen Township was named for Helen Armstrong, a pioneer settler.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.2 square miles (91 km2), of which 35.2 square miles (91 km2) of it is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 835 people, 295 households, and 241 families residing in the township. The population density was 23.7 people per square mile (9.2/km²). There were 300 housing units at an average density of 8.5/sq mi (3.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.08% White, 0.12% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 295 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.6% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $56,375, and the median income for a family was $58,385. Males had a median income of $35,227 versus $29,583 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,010. About 2.0% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and none 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. 317.