|Eckles Township, Minnesota|
|— Township —|
Eckles Township, Minnesota
|- Total||32.3 sq mi (83.5 km2)|
|- Land||31.6 sq mi (82.0 km2)|
|- Water||0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)|
|Elevation||1,401 ft (427 m)|
|- Density||32.6/sq mi (12.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0664038|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.3 square miles (83.6 km²), of which 31.6 square miles (81.9 km²) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) (1.89%) is water.
(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)
The township contains Eckles Cemetery.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,033 people, 368 households, and 274 families residing in the township. The population density was 32.6 people per square mile (12.6/km²). There were 379 housing units at an average density of 12.0/sq mi (4.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 84.61% White, 0.10% African American, 10.94% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 4.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.
There were 368 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 18.2% 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 2.81 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the township the population was spread out with 33.0% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $29,000, and the median income for a family was $36,094. Males had a median income of $28,182 versus $22,404 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,462. About 14.0% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.