Goose Prairie Township, Clay County, Minnesota

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Goose Prairie Township
Goose Prairie Township is located in Minnesota
Goose Prairie Township
Goose Prairie Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Goose Prairie Township is located in the United States
Goose Prairie Township
Goose Prairie Township
Goose Prairie Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 47°1′1″N 96°15′27″W / 47.01694°N 96.25750°W / 47.01694; -96.25750Coordinates: 47°1′1″N 96°15′27″W / 47.01694°N 96.25750°W / 47.01694; -96.25750
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.6 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 • Land34.8 sq mi (90.2 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
1,220 ft (372 m)
 • Total199
 • Density5.7/sq mi (2.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-24542[1]
GNIS feature ID0664298[2]

Goose Prairie Township is a township in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 199 at the 2000 census.

Goose Prairie Township was named from the former abundance of wild geese on its lakes.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92 km2), of which 34.8 square miles (90 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (2.14%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 199 people, 64 households, and 57 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.7 people per square mile (2.2/km2). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 2.0/sq mi (0.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.99% White and 1.01% Native American.

There were 64 households, out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.8% were married couples living together, 1.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.9% were non-families. 9.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the township the population was spread out, with 31.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 118.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,083, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $21,786 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,285. About 12.3% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 26.1% of those 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 116.