Newry Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota

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Newry Township
Newry Township is located in Minnesota
Newry Township
Newry Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°47′38″N 93°6′36″W / 43.79389°N 93.11000°W / 43.79389; -93.11000Coordinates: 43°47′38″N 93°6′36″W / 43.79389°N 93.11000°W / 43.79389; -93.11000
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.1 sq mi (93.5 km2)
 • Land36.1 sq mi (93.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,270 ft (387 m)
 • Total500
 • Density13.9/sq mi (5.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-45934[1]
GNIS feature ID0665111[2]

Newry Township is a township in Freeborn County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 500 at the 2000 census.

Newry Township was organized in 1858, and named after the town of Newry in Ireland, the native home of several first settlers.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 500 people, 176 households, and 146 families residing in the township. The population density was 13.9 people per square mile (5.4/km²). There were 189 housing units at an average density of 5.2/sq mi (2.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.60% White, 0.20% Asian, 3.00% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.20% of the population.

There were 176 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,321, and the median income for a family was $47,596. Males had a median income of $33,611 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,151. None of the families and 2.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 2.7% 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. 202.