Ripley Township, Dodge County, Minnesota

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Ripley Township, Minnesota
Ripley Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Ripley Township, Minnesota
Ripley Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°59′38″N 92°58′31″W / 43.99389°N 92.97528°W / 43.99389; -92.97528Coordinates: 43°59′38″N 92°58′31″W / 43.99389°N 92.97528°W / 43.99389; -92.97528
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Dodge
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Land 36.2 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,276 ft (389 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 212
 • Density 5.9/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-54502[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665421[2]

Ripley Township is a township in Dodge County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 212 at the 2000 census.

Ripley Township was organized in 1858.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 212 people, 73 households, and 61 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.9 people per square mile (2.3/km²). There were 101 housing units at an average density of 2.8/sq mi (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.70% White, 3.30% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.30% of the population.

There were 73 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.7% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.1% were non-families. 11.0% 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 2.86 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,500, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $30,250 versus $31,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,240. About 7.4% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.1% of those sixty five 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. 173.