Milford Township, Brown County, Minnesota

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Milford Township, Minnesota
Milford Township Hall
Milford Township Hall
Milford Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Milford Township, Minnesota
Milford Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°19′9″N 94°34′4″W / 44.31917°N 94.56778°W / 44.31917; -94.56778Coordinates: 44°19′9″N 94°34′4″W / 44.31917°N 94.56778°W / 44.31917; -94.56778
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Brown
 • Total 39.6 sq mi (102.5 km2)
 • Land 39.2 sq mi (101.5 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation 1,007 ft (307 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 793
 • Density 20.2/sq mi (7.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-42182[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664973[2]

Milford Township is a township in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 793 as of the 2000 census.[3]


Milford Township was organized in 1858.[4] It was named from a sawmill at a ford.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 39.6 square miles (102.5 km²), of which 39.2 square miles (101.5 km²) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) (0.96%) is water.

The west quarter of the city of New Ulm is within the township geographically but is a separate entity.

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Major highways[edit]


  • Horseshoe Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 793 people, 269 households, and 225 families residing in the township. The population density was 20.2 people per square mile (7.8/km²). There were 279 housing units at an average density of 7.1/sq mi (2.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.37% White, 0.25% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 269 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.2% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 113.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $57,813, and the median income for a family was $58,854. Males had a median income of $36,833 versus $25,729 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,417. About 3.8% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.