Henderson Township, Sibley County, Minnesota

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Henderson Township, Minnesota
Henderson Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Henderson Township, Minnesota
Henderson Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°29′40″N 93°56′11″W / 44.49444°N 93.93639°W / 44.49444; -93.93639Coordinates: 44°29′40″N 93°56′11″W / 44.49444°N 93.93639°W / 44.49444; -93.93639
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Sibley
 • Total 30.2 sq mi (78.1 km2)
 • Land 29.9 sq mi (77.6 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 961 ft (293 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 700
 • Density 23.4/sq mi (9.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56044
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-28412[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664447[2]

Henderson Township is a township in Sibley County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 700 at the 2000 census.

Henderson was Joseph R. Brown's mother's maiden name.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.2 square miles (78 km2); 29.9 square miles (77 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.73%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 700 people, 230 households, and 167 families residing in the township. The population density was 23.4 people per square mile (9.0/km²). There were 235 housing units at an average density of 7.8/sq mi (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.86% White, 0.29% Asian, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population.

There were 230 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.48.

In the township the population was spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 112.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,167, and the median income for a family was $54,583. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $24,779 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,502. About 7.7% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 7.5% 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. 519.