New Prairie Township, Pope County, Minnesota
|Parts of this article (those related to census data) need to be updated. (October 2015)|
|New Prairie Township, Minnesota|
|• 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)|
|• Density||7.2/sq mi (2.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0665108|
New Prairie Township was so named by pioneers who settled upon the prairie.
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 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.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 432.