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Blooming Prairie Township, Minnesota
—  Township  —
Blooming Prairie Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Blooming Prairie Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°53′45″N 93°5′44″W / 43.89583°N 93.09556°W / 43.89583; -93.09556
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Steele
 - Total 35.0 sq mi (90.6 km2)
 - Land 34.4 sq mi (89.2 km2)
 - Water 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation 1,250 ft (381 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 519
 - Density 15.1/sq mi (5.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55917
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-06598[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663620[2]

Blooming Prairie Township is a township in Steele County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 519 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.0 square miles (90.6 km²), of which, 34.5 square miles (89.2 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (1.49%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 519 people, 177 households, and 138 families residing in the township. The population density was 15.1 people per square mile (5.8/km²). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 5.3/sq mi (2.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.11% White, 0.19% African American, 2.12% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.

There were 177 households out of which 45.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,625, and the median income for a family was $46,500. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $24,219 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,189. About 9.2% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.




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