Holmes City Township, Douglas County, Minnesota

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Holmes City Township, Minnesota
Holmes City Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Holmes City Township, Minnesota
Holmes City Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°49′20″N 95°34′30″W / 45.82222°N 95.57500°W / 45.82222; -95.57500Coordinates: 45°49′20″N 95°34′30″W / 45.82222°N 95.57500°W / 45.82222; -95.57500
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Douglas
 • Total 36.4 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Land 30.4 sq mi (78.7 km2)
 • Water 6.0 sq mi (15.6 km2)
Elevation 1,381 ft (421 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 737
 • Density 24.3/sq mi (9.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56341
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-29798[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664503[2]

Holmes City Township is a township in Douglas County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 737 at the 2000 census. Within the township is located the unincorporated community of Holmes City.

Holmes City Township was organized in 1866, and named for Thomas Andrew Holmes, a pioneer settler.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94 km2), of which 30.4 square miles (79 km2) of it is land and 6.0 square miles (16 km2) of it (16.52%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 737 people, 278 households, and 214 families residing in the township. The population density was 24.3 people per square mile (9.4/km²). There were 425 housing units at an average density of 14.0/sq mi (5.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.42% White, 0.14% African American, 0.14% Asian, 1.49% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 278 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.3% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $42,639. Males had a median income of $30,192 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,411. About 3.3% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 7.4% 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. 177. 

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