Orrock Township, Sherburne County, Minnesota

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Orrock Township, Minnesota
Orrock Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Orrock Township, Minnesota
Orrock Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°24′41″N 93°41′38″W / 45.41139°N 93.69389°W / 45.41139; -93.69389Coordinates: 45°24′41″N 93°41′38″W / 45.41139°N 93.69389°W / 45.41139; -93.69389
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Sherburne
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Land 34.9 sq mi (90.4 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
Elevation 991 ft (302 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,764
 • Density 79.2/sq mi (30.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-48670[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665219[2]

Orrock Township is a township in Sherburne County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,764 at the 2000 census.

Orrock Township was organized in 1875, and named for Robert Orrock, a pioneer settler.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.9 km²); 34.9 square miles (90.4 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²) of it (3.72%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,764 people, 892 households, and 753 families residing in the township. The population density was 79.2 people per square mile (30.6/km²). There were 952 housing units at an average density of 27.3/sq mi (10.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.72% White, 0.11% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 892 households out of which 48.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.7% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.5% were non-families. 10.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 36.2% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 3.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 109.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $60,168, and the median income for a family was $61,599. Males had a median income of $42,593 versus $31,357 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,540. About 2.7% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 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. 515.