New Market Township, Scott County, Minnesota

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New Market Township, Minnesota
New Market Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
New Market Township, Minnesota
New Market Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°35′2″N 93°19′42″W / 44.58389°N 93.32833°W / 44.58389; -93.32833Coordinates: 44°35′2″N 93°19′42″W / 44.58389°N 93.32833°W / 44.58389; -93.32833
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Scott
 • Total 33.8 sq mi (87.6 km2)
 • Land 33.8 sq mi (87.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,073 ft (327 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,057
 • Density 90.5/sq mi (35.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55054
Area code(s) 952
FIPS code 27-45754[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665104[2]

New Market Township is a township in Scott County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,057 at the 2000 census.


New Market Township was originally called Jackson Township, and under the latter name was organized in 1858. A few months later, the name was changed to New Market.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.8 square miles (87.6 km²); 33.8 square miles (87.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.21%) is water. The Credit River flows northwardly through the township.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,057 people, 956 households, and 834 families residing in the township. The population density was 90.5 people per square mile (35.0/km²). There were 976 housing units at an average density of 28.9/sq mi (11.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.23% White, 0.20% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 956 households out of which 48.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.0% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.7% were non-families. 8.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.2% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 4.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 109.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $82,718, and the median income for a family was $85,880. Males had a median income of $50,811 versus $32,639 for females. The per capita income for the township was $31,176. About 0.6% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.


  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. 509. 
  4. ^ Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1994. p. 33. ISBN 0-89933-222-6.