Walnut Lake Township, Faribault County, Minnesota

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Walnut Lake Township, Minnesota
Walnut Lake Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Walnut Lake Township, Minnesota
Walnut Lake Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°42′36″N 93°50′7″W / 43.71000°N 93.83528°W / 43.71000; -93.83528Coordinates: 43°42′36″N 93°50′7″W / 43.71000°N 93.83528°W / 43.71000; -93.83528
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Faribault
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)
 • Land 34.9 sq mi (90.4 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Elevation 1,112 ft (339 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 251
 • Density 7.2/sq mi (2.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-67864[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665903[2]

Walnut Lake Township is a township in Faribault County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 251 at the 2000 census.

Walnut Lake Township was organized in 1861, and named after a former lake where white walnut trees grew.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93.0 km²), of which 34.9 square miles (90.4 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it (2.81%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 251 people, 92 households, and 65 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.2 people per square mile (2.8/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 2.9/sq mi (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.80% White, 0.40% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 92 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.4% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 118.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 132.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $48,125. Males had a median income of $27,321 versus $23,958 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,632. About 1.5% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 4.9% of those sixty five or over.


  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. 188.