Rapidan Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota

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Rapidan Township, Minnesota
Rapidan Township is located in Minnesota
Rapidan Township
Rapidan Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°3′16″N 94°3′34″W / 44.05444°N 94.05944°W / 44.05444; -94.05944Coordinates: 44°3′16″N 94°3′34″W / 44.05444°N 94.05944°W / 44.05444; -94.05944
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Blue Earth
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Land 35.1 sq mi (90.9 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation 997 ft (304 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,101
 • Density 31/sq mi (12.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-53206[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665380[2]

Rapidan Township is a township in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,101 as of the 2010 census.[3]


Rapidan Township was organized in 1865, and named after the Rapidan River.[4]


Public Land Survey System (PLSS) of the United States: Township 107 North, Range 27 West, Fifth Meridian, 22,819 Acres. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.5 km2), of which 35.1 square miles (90.9 km2) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), or 1.66%, is water.[3]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

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Cemeteries in the township include the following: Calvary Lutheran, Holberg, Stratton Family Cemetery and Saint John's Lutheran.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,061 people, 393 households, and 319 families residing in the township. The population density was 29.7 people per square mile (11.5/km²). There were 409 housing units at an average density of 11.5/sq mi (4.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.49% White, 0.19% African American, 0.47% Asian, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 393 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.8% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $85,839, and the median income for a family was $60,938. Males had a median income of $39,063 versus $23,971 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,856. About 2.2% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 5.8% 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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rapidan township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 62.