Waterford Township, Dakota County, Minnesota

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Waterford Township, Minnesota
Waterford Community Center, formerly the District No. 72 School, serves as the town hall.
Waterford Community Center, formerly the District No. 72 School, serves as the town hall.
Waterford Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Waterford Township, Minnesota
Waterford Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°30′13″N 93°8′17″W / 44.50361°N 93.13806°W / 44.50361; -93.13806Coordinates: 44°30′13″N 93°8′17″W / 44.50361°N 93.13806°W / 44.50361; -93.13806
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Dakota
 • Total 14.7 sq mi (38.2 km2)
 • Land 14.7 sq mi (38.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 919 ft (280 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 517
 • Density 35.1/sq mi (13.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-68530[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665929[2]

Waterford Township is a township in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 517 at the 2000 census.

Waterford Township was organized in 1858, and named from a nearby ford crossing the Cannon River.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 517 people, 193 households, and 152 families residing in the township. The population density was 35.1 people per square mile (13.5/km²). There were 196 housing units at an average density of 13.3/sq mi (5.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.03% White, 0.19% African American, 0.58% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 193 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% 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 3.01.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,563, and the median income for a family was $56,875. Males had a median income of $42,589 versus $29,318 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,570. None of the families and 1.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none 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. 167.