Hokah Township, Houston County, Minnesota

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Hokah Township, Minnesota
Hokah Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Hokah Township, Minnesota
Hokah Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°45′32″N 91°20′33″W / 43.75889°N 91.34250°W / 43.75889; -91.34250Coordinates: 43°45′32″N 91°20′33″W / 43.75889°N 91.34250°W / 43.75889; -91.34250
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Houston
 • Total 25.4 sq mi (65.9 km2)
 • Land 23.8 sq mi (61.6 km2)
 • Water 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
Elevation 663 ft (202 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 545
 • Density 22.9/sq mi (8.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55941
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-29528[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664493[2]

Hokah Township is a township in Houston County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 545 at the 2000 census.

Hokah Township was organized in 1858, and given the Native American name of the Root River.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 25.4 square miles (66 km2), of which 23.8 square miles (62 km2) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) of it (6.49%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 545 people, 189 households, and 157 families residing in the township. The population density was 22.9 people per square mile (8.8/km²). There were 196 housing units at an average density of 8.2/sq mi (3.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.90% White, 0.18% African American, 0.73% Native American, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 189 households out of which 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% 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 3.18.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,375, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $34,107 versus $22,361 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,752. About 2.5% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 4.8% 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. 238.