West Newton Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota

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West Newton Township, Minnesota
West Newton Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
West Newton Township, Minnesota
West Newton Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°25′22″N 94°33′20″W / 44.42278°N 94.55556°W / 44.42278; -94.55556Coordinates: 44°25′22″N 94°33′20″W / 44.42278°N 94.55556°W / 44.42278; -94.55556
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Nicollet
 • Total 38.2 sq mi (99.0 km2)
 • Land 37.7 sq mi (97.6 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation 1,007 ft (307 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 517
 • Density 13.7/sq mi (5.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-69556[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665968[2]

West Newton Township is a township in Nicollet County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 517 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of St. George is located within the township.

West Newton Township was organized in 1858.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 38.2 square miles (99.0 km²), of which 37.7 square miles (97.5 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of it (1.47%) is water.

The ghost town of West Newton is located within section 30 of the township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 517 people, 180 households, and 145 families residing in the township. The population density was 13.7 people per square mile (5.3/km²). There were 187 housing units at an average density of 5.0/sq mi (1.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.81% White and 0.19% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 180 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.3% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,313, and the median income for a family was $55,000. Males had a median income of $35,865 versus $19,479 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,533. About 2.8% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 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. 374.