Prairie View Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota

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Prairie View Township, Minnesota
Prairie View Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Prairie View Township, Minnesota
Prairie View Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°34′40″N 96°20′11″W / 46.57778°N 96.33639°W / 46.57778; -96.33639Coordinates: 46°34′40″N 96°20′11″W / 46.57778°N 96.33639°W / 46.57778; -96.33639
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wilkin
 • Total 35.1 sq mi (90.9 km2)
 • Land 35.1 sq mi (90.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,119 ft (341 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 215
 • Density 6.1/sq mi (2.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-52324[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665350[2]

Prairie View Township is a township in Wilkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 215 at the 2000 census.

Prairie View Township was named for its overlooks of the Red River of the North valley.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.1 square miles (90.9 km²); 35.1 square miles (90.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 215 people, 73 households, and 58 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.1 people per square mile (2.4/km²). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 2.4/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.60% White and 1.40% African American.

There were 73 households out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 131.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,500, and the median income for a family was $50,938. Males had a median income of $28,500 versus $20,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,038. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.


  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. 579.