Vermillion Township, Dakota County, Minnesota

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Vermillion Township, Minnesota
Vermillion Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Vermillion Township, Minnesota
Vermillion Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°39′40″N 92°59′23″W / 44.66111°N 92.98972°W / 44.66111; -92.98972Coordinates: 44°39′40″N 92°59′23″W / 44.66111°N 92.98972°W / 44.66111; -92.98972
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Dakota
 • Total 34.1 sq mi (88.4 km2)
 • Land 34.1 sq mi (88.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 896 ft (273 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,243
 • Density 36.4/sq mi (14.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55085
Area code(s) 651
FIPS code 27-66820[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665860[2]

Vermillion Township is a township in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,243 at the 2000 census.

Vermillion Township was organized in 1858, and took its name from the Vermillion River.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.1 square miles (88.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,243 people, 395 households, and 325 families residing in the township. The population density was 36.4 people per square mile (14.1/km²). There were 403 housing units at an average density of 11.8/sq mi (4.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.51% White, 0.16% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 395 households out of which 45.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.7% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 111.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $64,118, and the median income for a family was $69,688. Males had a median income of $46,184 versus $29,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,783. About 2.7% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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. 167.