High Forest Township, Olmsted County, Minnesota

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High Forest Township, Minnesota
Township
High Forest Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
High Forest Township, Minnesota
High Forest Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°51′59″N 92°32′2″W / 43.86639°N 92.53389°W / 43.86639; -92.53389Coordinates: 43°51′59″N 92°32′2″W / 43.86639°N 92.53389°W / 43.86639; -92.53389
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Olmsted
Area
 • Total 41.4 sq mi (107.3 km2)
 • Land 41.4 sq mi (107.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,299 ft (396 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,085
 • Density 26.2/sq mi (10.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55976
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-28880[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664468[2]

High Forest Township is a township in Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,085 at the 2000 census.

High Forest Township was organized in 1858.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 41.4 square miles (107 km2), of which 41.4 square miles (107 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.19%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,085 people, 377 households, and 317 families residing in the township. The population density was 26.2 people per square mile (10.1/km²). There were 384 housing units at an average density of 9.3/sq mi (3.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.35% White, 0.18% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 377 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.3% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $56,818, and the median income for a family was $58,750. Males had a median income of $38,929 versus $27,188 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,524. About 2.4% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

Prolific film and television character actor William Fawcett (1894-1974) grew up in High Forest Township and is interred with his wife, Helene, in Roselawn Cemetery in Roseville, Minnesota.[4]

References[edit]

  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. 386. 
  4. ^ William Fawcett"