Jay Township, Martin County, Minnesota

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Jay Township, Minnesota
Jay Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Jay Township, Minnesota
Jay Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°38′15″N 94°48′14″W / 43.63750°N 94.80389°W / 43.63750; -94.80389Coordinates: 43°38′15″N 94°48′14″W / 43.63750°N 94.80389°W / 43.63750; -94.80389
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Martin
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Land 36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,322 ft (403 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 269
 • Density 7.4/sq mi (2.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-31778[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664576[2]

Jay Township is a township in Martin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 269 at the 2000 census.

Jay Township was organized in 1872, and named for John Jay (1745–1829), American politician and jurist.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94 km2), of which 36.3 square miles (94 km2) of it is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 269 people, 97 households, and 80 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.4 people per square mile (2.9/km²). There were 105 housing units at an average density of 2.9/sq mi (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.77% White, 0.37% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

There were 97 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.3% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $39,688. Males had a median income of $30,385 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,381. About 10.1% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.4% of those sixty five 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. 334.