Turtle Creek Township, Todd County, Minnesota

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Turtle Creek Township, Minnesota
Turtle Creek Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Turtle Creek Township, Minnesota
Turtle Creek Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°9′38″N 94°43′20″W / 46.16056°N 94.72222°W / 46.16056; -94.72222Coordinates: 46°9′38″N 94°43′20″W / 46.16056°N 94.72222°W / 46.16056; -94.72222
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Todd
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Land 32.7 sq mi (84.7 km2)
 • Water 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)
Elevation 1,283 ft (391 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 323
 • Density 9.9/sq mi (3.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-65740[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665818[2]

Turtle Creek Township is a township in Todd County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 323 at the 2000 census.

Turtle Creek Township was organized in 1890.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.5 km²); 32.7 square miles (84.7 km²) of it is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²) of it (8.48%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 323 people, 127 households, and 98 families residing in the township. The population density was 9.9 people per square mile (3.8/km²). There were 255 housing units at an average density of 7.8/sq mi (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.28% White, 0.62% Native American, 0.31% Asian, and 2.79% from two or more races.

There were 127 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.4% were married couples living together, 1.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 19.7% 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 2.54 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 116.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,750, and the median income for a family was $36,458. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $21,094 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,896. About 13.4% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 25.0% 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.