Kanaranzi Township, Rock County, Minnesota

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Kanaranzi Township, Minnesota
Kanaranzi Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Kanaranzi Township, Minnesota
Kanaranzi Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°33′4″N 96°6′11″W / 43.55111°N 96.10306°W / 43.55111; -96.10306Coordinates: 43°33′4″N 96°6′11″W / 43.55111°N 96.10306°W / 43.55111; -96.10306
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Rock
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,490 ft (454 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 286
 • Density 7.9/sq mi (3.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-32336[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664595[2]

Kanaranzi Township is a township in Rock County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 286 at the 2000 census.

Kanaranzi Township was organized in 1873, and named after Kanaranzi Creek.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 286 people, 95 households, and 85 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.9 people per square mile (3.1/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 95.45% White, 0.70% African American, 3.15% Native American, 0.70% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 95 households out of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 84.2% were married couples living together, and 9.5% were non-families. 8.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,500, and the median income for a family was $44,107. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $19,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,231. About 7.9% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


Kanaranzi Township is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Kanaranzi Township is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22A, represented by Republican Joe Schomacker.


  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. 467.