Red Eye Township, Wadena County, Minnesota

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Red Eye Township, Minnesota
Red Eye Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Red Eye Township, Minnesota
Red Eye Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°40′46″N 95°5′43″W / 46.67944°N 95.09528°W / 46.67944; -95.09528Coordinates: 46°40′46″N 95°5′43″W / 46.67944°N 95.09528°W / 46.67944; -95.09528
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wadena
 • Total 35.1 sq mi (91.0 km2)
 • Land 35.1 sq mi (90.8 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,385 ft (422 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 421
 • Density 12.0/sq mi (4.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-53422[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665384[2]

Red Eye Township is a township in Wadena County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 421 at the 2000 census.

Red Eye Township was named after the Redeye River.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.1 square miles (91.0 km²); 35.1 square miles (90.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.17%) is water. The Redeye River flows through the southwestern part of the township.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 421 people, 146 households, and 122 families residing in the township. The population density was 12.0 people per square mile (4.6/km²). There were 172 housing units at an average density of 4.9/sq mi (1.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.29% White and 0.71% Asian.

There were 146 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 119.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 122.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $40,481. Males had a median income of $27,171 versus $23,333 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,184. About 4.9% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 13.7% 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. 561. 
  4. ^ Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1994. p. 61. ISBN 0-89933-222-6.