Pilot Grove Township, Faribault County, Minnesota

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Pilot Grove Township, Minnesota
Pilot Grove Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Pilot Grove Township, Minnesota
Pilot Grove Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°32′10″N 94°11′51″W / 43.53611°N 94.19750°W / 43.53611; -94.19750Coordinates: 43°32′10″N 94°11′51″W / 43.53611°N 94.19750°W / 43.53611; -94.19750
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Faribault
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,122 ft (342 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 182
 • Density 5.1/sq mi (2.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-50974[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665299[2]

Pilot Grove Township is a township in Faribault County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 182 at the 2000 census.

Pilot Grove Township was organized in 1856, and named from a nearby grove of trees which stood as a landmark to pioneer travelers.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 182 people, 73 households, and 55 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.1 people per square mile (2.0/km²). There were 80 housing units at an average density of 2.2/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.35% White, 1.10% African American, and 0.55% from two or more races.

There were 71 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.0% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 124.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,500, and the maximum income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $30,875 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,876. About 4.2% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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  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. 187.