New Prairie Township, Pope County, Minnesota

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New Prairie Township, Minnesota
New Prairie Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
New Prairie Township, Minnesota
New Prairie Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°38′10″N 95°41′11″W / 45.63611°N 95.68639°W / 45.63611; -95.68639Coordinates: 45°38′10″N 95°41′11″W / 45.63611°N 95.68639°W / 45.63611; -95.68639
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pope
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Land 35.2 sq mi (91.1 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation 1,201 ft (366 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 252
 • Density 7.2/sq mi (2.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-45844[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665108[2]

New Prairie Township is a township in Pope County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 252 at the 2000 census.

New Prairie Township was so named by pioneers who settled upon the prairie.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.8 km²), of which 35.2 square miles (91.1 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (1.87%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 252 people, 84 households, and 71 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.2 people per square mile (2.8/km²). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 2.5/sq mi (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.22% White, 1.19% African American, 1.19% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races.

There were 84 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.3% were non-families. 10.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 108.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,875, and the median income for a family was $43,333. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $20,469 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,136. About 7.3% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 3.9% of those sixty five 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. 432.