Nilsen Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota

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Nilsen Township, Minnesota
Nilsen Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Nilsen Township, Minnesota
Nilsen Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°19′7″N 96°27′20″W / 46.31861°N 96.45556°W / 46.31861; -96.45556Coordinates: 46°19′7″N 96°27′20″W / 46.31861°N 96.45556°W / 46.31861; -96.45556
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wilkin
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Land 36.2 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 978 ft (298 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 59
 • Density 1.6/sq mi (0.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-46276[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665124[2]

Nilsen Township is a township in Wilkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 59 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 59 people, 21 households, and 17 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.6 people per square mile (0.6/km²). There were 31 housing units at an average density of 0.9/sq mi (0.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 21 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 85.7% were married couples living together, and 14.3% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 110.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $81,111, and the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $70,625 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $38,902. There were 13.3% of families and 9.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.