Spring Prairie Township, Clay County, Minnesota

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Spring Prairie Township
Spring Prairie Township is located in Minnesota
Spring Prairie Township
Spring Prairie Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Spring Prairie Township is located in the United States
Spring Prairie Township
Spring Prairie Township
Spring Prairie Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 46°56′5″N 96°29′3″W / 46.93472°N 96.48417°W / 46.93472; -96.48417Coordinates: 46°56′5″N 96°29′3″W / 46.93472°N 96.48417°W / 46.93472; -96.48417
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.7 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 • Land35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
955 ft (291 m)
 • Total364
 • Density10.2/sq mi (3.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-62032[1]
GNIS feature ID0665679[2]

Spring Prairie Township is a township in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 364 at the 2000 census.

Spring Prairie Township was named from its numerous streams.[3] Spring Prairie Township is notable for being the home of an established Hutterite colony, called Spring Prairie Colony.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.4 km2), of which 35.6 square miles (92.3 km2) is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 364 people, 111 households, and 90 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.2 people per square mile (3.9/km2). There were 116 housing units at an average density of 3.3/sq mi (1.3/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.18% White, 0.27% Asian, 0.55% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.

There were 111 households, out of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.6% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 3.69.

In the township the population was spread out, with 34.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,167, and the median income for a family was $44,464. Males had a median income of $36,000 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,731. About 21.8% of families and 29.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.7% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. 118.