Nesbit Township, Polk County, Minnesota

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Nesbit Township, Minnesota
Nesbit Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Nesbit Township, Minnesota
Nesbit Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°53′2″N 96°48′56″W / 47.88389°N 96.81556°W / 47.88389; -96.81556Coordinates: 47°53′2″N 96°48′56″W / 47.88389°N 96.81556°W / 47.88389; -96.81556
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Polk
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 130
 • Density 3.6/sq mi (1.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-45214[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665079[2]

Nesbit Township is a township in Polk County, Minnesota, United States. It is part of the Grand Forks-ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 130 at the 2000 census.

Nesbit Township was named for brothers James Nesbit and Robert Nesbit, pioneer settlers.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 130 people, 44 households, and 38 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.6 people per square mile (1.4/km²). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 1.4/sq mi (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.62% White, 4.62% Native American, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.08% of the population.

There were 44 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.5% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.4% were non-families. 11.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,083, and the median income for a family was $44,688. Males had a median income of $35,208 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,744. There were 11.4% of families and 5.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 6.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


  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. 426.