Staples Township, Todd County, Minnesota

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Staples Township, Minnesota
Staples Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Staples Township, Minnesota
Staples Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°19′40″N 94°49′44″W / 46.32778°N 94.82889°W / 46.32778; -94.82889Coordinates: 46°19′40″N 94°49′44″W / 46.32778°N 94.82889°W / 46.32778; -94.82889
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Todd
 • Total 33.9 sq mi (87.7 km2)
 • Land 32.7 sq mi (84.7 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
Elevation 1,286 ft (392 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 622
 • Density 19.0/sq mi (7.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56479
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-62464[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665697[2]

Staples Township is a township in Todd County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 622 at the 2000 census.

Staples Township was organized in 1882, and named for Samuel and Isaac Staples, businessmen in the lumber industry.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.9 square miles (87.7 km²); 32.7 square miles (84.7 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²) of it (3.40%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 622 people, 233 households, and 172 families residing in the township. The population density was 19.0 people per square mile (7.3/km²). There were 274 housing units at an average density of 8.4/sq mi (3.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.46% White, 0.16% African American, 1.29% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 233 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,469, and the median income for a family was $47,583. Males had a median income of $28,250 versus $16,827 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,711. About 5.2% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 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. 546.