Munson Township, Stearns County, Minnesota

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Munson Township, Minnesota
Munson Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Munson Township, Minnesota
Munson Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°27′N 94°33′W / 45.450°N 94.550°W / 45.450; -94.550Coordinates: 45°27′N 94°33′W / 45.450°N 94.550°W / 45.450; -94.550
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Stearns
 • Total 37.6 sq mi (97.5 km2)
 • Land 34.6 sq mi (89.6 km2)
 • Water 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)
Elevation 1,089 ft (332 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,466
 • Density 39/sq mi (15/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-44800[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665065[2]

Munson Township is a township in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,466 at the 2010 census.[3]

Munson Township was organized in 1859.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.6 square miles (97.5 km2); 34.6 square miles (89.6 km2) is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), or 8.03%, is water.

Munson Township is located in Township 123 North of the Arkansas Base Line and Range 31 West of the 5th Principal Meridian.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,351 people, 496 households, and 415 families residing in the township. The population density was 39.0 people per square mile (15.1/km²). There were 782 housing units at an average density of 22.6/sq mi (8.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.37% White, 0.15% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 496 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.6% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.3% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 111.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $49,539, and the median income for a family was $51,974. Males had a median income of $32,350 versus $23,073 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,446. About 2.3% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.