Rockwell Township, Norman County, Minnesota

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Rockwell Township, Minnesota
Rockwell Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Rockwell Township, Minnesota
Rockwell Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°11′28″N 96°23′48″W / 47.19111°N 96.39667°W / 47.19111; -96.39667Coordinates: 47°11′28″N 96°23′48″W / 47.19111°N 96.39667°W / 47.19111; -96.39667
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Norman
 • Total 32.3 sq mi (83.7 km2)
 • Land 32.3 sq mi (83.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 955 ft (291 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 78
 • Density 2.4/sq mi (0.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-55114[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665441[2]

Rockwell Township is a township in Norman County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 78 at the 2000 census.

Rockwell Township was organized in 1882, and named after Rockwell, Iowa, the former home of a share of the early settlers.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.3 square miles (83.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 78 people, 30 households, and 24 families residing in the township. The population density was 2.4 people per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 1.0/sq mi (0.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.59% White, and 6.41% from two or more races.

There were 30 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.0% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 33.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,500, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $27,292 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,917. There were no families and 4.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


  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. 383.