Veldt Township, Marshall County, Minnesota

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Veldt Township, Minnesota
Veldt Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Veldt Township, Minnesota
Veldt Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 48°24′59″N 95°40′3″W / 48.41639°N 95.66750°W / 48.41639; -95.66750Coordinates: 48°24′59″N 95°40′3″W / 48.41639°N 95.66750°W / 48.41639; -95.66750
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Marshall
 • Total 35.4 sq mi (91.7 km2)
 • Land 35.3 sq mi (91.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,184 ft (361 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 56
 • Density 1.6/sq mi (0.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-66694[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665854[2]

Veldt Township is a township in Marshall County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 56 at the 2000 census.

Veldt Township was organized in 1902. Veldt is a name derived from Afrikaans, meaning "prairie".[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.4 square miles (91.7 km²), of which 35.3 square miles (91.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.25%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 56 people, 21 households, and 17 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.6 people per square mile (0.6/km²). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 0.9/sq mi (0.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 21 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.2% were married couples living together, and 19.0% were non-families. 9.5% of all households were made up of individuals and none 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 2.88.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 14.3% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 124.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $21,563 versus $33,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,908. There were no families and 3.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 11.8% 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. 330.