Lime Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota

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Lime Township, Minnesota
Lime Township is located in Minnesota
Lime Township
Lime Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°13′12″N 93°57′55″W / 44.22000°N 93.96528°W / 44.22000; -93.96528Coordinates: 44°13′12″N 93°57′55″W / 44.22000°N 93.96528°W / 44.22000; -93.96528
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Blue Earth
 • Total 16.9 sq mi (43.7 km2)
 • Land 15.8 sq mi (40.8 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
Elevation 984 ft (300 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,395
 • Density 89/sq mi (34.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-37052[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664782[2]

Lime Township is a township in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,395 as of the 2010 census.[3]


Lime Township was organized in 1858.[4] It was named from the limestone found in the area.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.9 square miles (43.7 km2), of which 15.8 square miles (40.8 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), or 6.49%, is water.[3]

The north quarter of the city of Mankato is within this township geographically but is a separate entity.

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Major highways[edit]


  • Eagle Lake (west half)
  • Wita Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township includes the following cemeteries: Bochland and Pilgrims Rest.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,314 people, 498 households, and 379 families residing in the township. The population density was 82.1 people per square mile (31.7/km²). There were 511 housing units at an average density of 31.9/sq mi (12.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.87% White, 0.23% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.68% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 498 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $49,412, and the median income for a family was $57,250. Males had a median income of $35,625 versus $24,333 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,615. About 1.1% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.