Nordland Township, Lyon County, Minnesota

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Nordland Township, Minnesota
Nordland Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Nordland Township, Minnesota
Nordland Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°30′8″N 96°0′56″W / 44.50222°N 96.01556°W / 44.50222; -96.01556Coordinates: 44°30′8″N 96°0′56″W / 44.50222°N 96.01556°W / 44.50222; -96.01556
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lyon
 • Total 35.1 sq mi (90.9 km2)
 • Land 35.1 sq mi (90.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,293 ft (394 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 251
 • Density 7.1/sq mi (2.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-46564[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665135[2]

Nordland Township is a township in Lyon County, Minnesota, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 251.

Nordland Township was organized in 1873, and named Nordland, in Norway, the native country of a large share of the early settlers.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.1 square miles (90.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 251 people, 80 households, and 67 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.1 people per square mile (2.8/km²). There were 85 housing units at an average density of 2.4/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.80% White, 1.20% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 80 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.3% were married couples living together, 2.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.3% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.54.

In the township the population was spread out with 34.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 130.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,071, and the median income for a family was $41,750. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $19,722 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,435. About 8.7% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under the age of eighteen and none 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. 314.