Tyro Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota

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Tyro Township, Minnesota
Tyro Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Tyro Township, Minnesota
Tyro Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°45′11″N 95°55′2″W / 44.75306°N 95.91722°W / 44.75306; -95.91722Coordinates: 44°45′11″N 95°55′2″W / 44.75306°N 95.91722°W / 44.75306; -95.91722
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Yellow Medicine
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Land 36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,073 ft (327 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 208
 • Density 5.7/sq mi (2.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-66082[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665832[2]

Tyro Township is a township in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 208 at the 2000 census.


Tyro Township was founded in 1879. It was named from the English word tyro, which also means "beginner" or "novice".[3][4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94.1 km²); 36.3 square miles (94.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.06%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 208 people, 77 households, and 60 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.7 people per square mile (2.2/km²). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 2.3/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 77 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, and 20.8% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 114.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,909, and the median income for a family was $41,932. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $16,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,897. None of the families and 3.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.9% 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. ^ "tyro". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia. Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 649.