Russia Township, Polk County, Minnesota

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Russia Township, Minnesota
Grain elevators at Greenview
Grain elevators at Greenview
Russia Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Russia Township, Minnesota
Russia Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°37′19″N 96°31′32″W / 47.62194°N 96.52556°W / 47.62194; -96.52556Coordinates: 47°37′19″N 96°31′32″W / 47.62194°N 96.52556°W / 47.62194; -96.52556
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Polk
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Land 36.1 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 33
 • Density 0.9/sq mi (0.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-56446[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665493[2]

Russia Township is a township in Polk County, Minnesota, United States. It is part of the Grand Forks-ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of the township was 33 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Greenview is located within Russia Township.

Russia Township was organized in 1882, and named after the county of Russia.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.6 km²), all of it land.

Minnesota Highway 9 serves as a main route in the township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 33 people, 15 households, and 10 families residing in the township. The population density was 0.9 people per square mile (0.4/km²). There were 16 housing units at an average density of 0.4/sq mi (0.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.97% White, 3.03% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.03% of the population.

There were 15 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 18.2% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,125, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $61,250 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,970. There were 20.0% of families and 21.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 55.6% of 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. 427.