Medo Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota

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Medo Township, Minnesota
Medo Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Medo Township, Minnesota
Medo Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°58′52″N 93°49′6″W / 43.98111°N 93.81833°W / 43.98111; -93.81833Coordinates: 43°58′52″N 93°49′6″W / 43.98111°N 93.81833°W / 43.98111; -93.81833
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Blue Earth
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Land 35.0 sq mi (90.6 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
Elevation 1,017 ft (310 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 374
 • Density 10.7/sq mi (4.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-41498[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664950[2]

Medo Township is a township in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 374 as of the 2000 census.[3]


Medo Township was organized in 1863.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.5 km²), of which 35.0 square miles (90.6 km²) is land and 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²) (2.10%) is water.

The city of Pemberton is entirely within this township geographically but is a separate entity.


  • Cottonwood Lake
  • Perch Lake (east quarter)
  • Severson Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township includes the following cemeteries: Medo, Medo Center and Medo-McPherson.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 374 people, 126 households, and 105 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.7 people per square mile (4.1/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 3.7/sq mi (1.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.33% White, 1.60% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.41% of the population.

There were 126 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.2% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 110.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,159, and the median income for a family was $41,111. Males had a median income of $29,643 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,418. About 11.2% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.