Ward Township, Todd County, Minnesota

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Ward Township, Minnesota
Ward Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Ward Township, Minnesota
Ward Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°8′57″N 94°49′51″W / 46.14917°N 94.83083°W / 46.14917; -94.83083Coordinates: 46°8′57″N 94°49′51″W / 46.14917°N 94.83083°W / 46.14917; -94.83083
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Todd
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Land 35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation 1,273 ft (388 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 471
 • Density 13.1/sq mi (5.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-68098[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665915[2]

Ward Township is a township in Todd County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 471 at the 2000 census.

Ward Township was organized in 1877, and named after Ward Township, Randolph County, Indiana, the native home of a share of the early settlers.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94.0 km²); 35.9 square miles (92.9 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (1.16%) is water. The Long Prairie River flows northwardly through the township.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 471 people, 176 households, and 134 families residing in the township. The population density was 13.1 people per square mile (5.1/km²). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 5.9/sq mi (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.36% White, 0.21% Asian, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.

There were 176 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 114.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,304, and the median income for a family was $37,031. Males had a median income of $29,750 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,830. None of the families and 1.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 2.6% 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. 546. 
  4. ^ Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1994. p. 53. ISBN 0-89933-222-6.