Viking Township, Marshall County, Minnesota

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Viking Township, Minnesota
Viking Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Viking Township, Minnesota
Viking Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 48°13′31″N 96°26′9″W / 48.22528°N 96.43583°W / 48.22528; -96.43583Coordinates: 48°13′31″N 96°26′9″W / 48.22528°N 96.43583°W / 48.22528; -96.43583
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Marshall
 • Total 44.9 sq mi (116.4 km2)
 • Land 44.9 sq mi (116.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 145
 • Density 3.2/sq mi (1.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56760
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-67108[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665873[2]

Viking Township is a township in Marshall County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 145 at the 2000 census.

Viking Township was organized in 1884, and named for the Vikings.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.0 square miles (116.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 145 people, 63 households, and 46 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.2 people per square mile (1.2/km²). There were 74 housing units at an average density of 1.6/sq mi (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.62% White, and 1.38% from two or more races.

There were 63 households out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 37.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 126.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,542, and the median income for a family was $41,458. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,015. There were 4.3% of families and 4.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.7% of those over 64.


  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. 330.