Round Lake Township, Jackson County, Minnesota

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This article is about the town in Jackson County, Minnesota. For the town in Becker County, Minnesota, see Round Lake Township, Becker County, Minnesota.
Round Lake Township, Minnesota
Township
Round Lake Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Round Lake Township, Minnesota
Round Lake Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°32′11″N 95°23′8″W / 43.53639°N 95.38556°W / 43.53639; -95.38556Coordinates: 43°32′11″N 95°23′8″W / 43.53639°N 95.38556°W / 43.53639; -95.38556
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Jackson
Area
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Land 33.8 sq mi (87.5 km2)
 • Water 2.0 sq mi (5.3 km2)
Elevation 1,499 ft (457 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 202
 • Density 6.0/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-56068[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665479[2]

Round Lake Township is a township in Jackson County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 202 at the 2000 census.

Round Lake Township was organized in 1869.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.8 km²), of which 33.8 square miles (87.5 km²) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²) (5.67%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 202 people, 83 households, and 60 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.0 people per square mile (2.3/km²). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 2.8/sq mi (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.04% White, 3.96% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.96% of the population.

There were 83 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 1.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 35.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 124.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,438, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $25,750 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,982. About 10.4% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.9% of those sixty five or over.

Politics[edit]

Round Lake Township is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Round Lake Township is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22B, represented by Republican Rod Hamilton.

References[edit]

  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. 263.