Vail Township, Redwood County, Minnesota

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Vail Township, Minnesota
Cities and townships of Redwood County
Cities and townships of Redwood County
Coordinates: 44°24′23″N 95°18′0″W / 44.40639°N 95.30000°W / 44.40639; -95.30000Coordinates: 44°24′23″N 95°18′0″W / 44.40639°N 95.30000°W / 44.40639; -95.30000
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Redwood
 • Total 35.2 sq mi (91.2 km2)
 • Land 35.1 sq mi (90.8 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 1,073 ft (327 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 310
 • Density 8.8/sq mi (3.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-66478[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665848[2]

Vail Township is one of the twenty-six townships of Redwood County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 310 at the 2000 census.

Vail Township was organized in 1879, and named for Fred Vail Hotchkiss, a county official.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.2 square miles (91.2 km²); 35.0 square miles (90.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.45%) is water.

The city of Wabasso is located in Vail Township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 310 people, 84 households, and 72 families residing in the township. The population density was 8.8 people per square mile (3.4/km²). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 2.5/sq mi (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.68% White, and 0.32% from two or more races.

There were 84 households out of which 48.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.1% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.1% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.51.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 19.0% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 113.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $38,036. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,633. None of the families and 0.8% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no 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. 452.