Rolling Forks Township, Pope County, Minnesota

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Rolling Forks Township, Minnesota
Rolling Forks Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Rolling Forks Township, Minnesota
Rolling Forks Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°26′36″N 95°26′5″W / 45.44333°N 95.43472°W / 45.44333; -95.43472Coordinates: 45°26′36″N 95°26′5″W / 45.44333°N 95.43472°W / 45.44333; -95.43472
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pope
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Land 34.6 sq mi (89.7 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
Elevation 1,184 ft (361 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 160
 • Density 4.6/sq mi (1.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-55240[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665446[2]

Rolling Forks Township is a township in Pope County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 160 at the 2000 census.

Rolling Forks Township was named for its rolling hills and forks of its river.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93.0 km²), of which 34.6 square miles (89.7 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it (3.45%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 160 people, 57 households, and 42 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.6 people per square mile (1.8/km²). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 1.8/sq mi (0.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.25% White, 2.50% African American, 1.25% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.75% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $42,656. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,293. None of the families and 2.4% of the population were living 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. 433.