|Elmdale Township, Minnesota|
|— Township —|
Elmdale Township, Minnesota
|- Total||39.7 sq mi (102.8 km2)|
|- Land||38.7 sq mi (100.3 km2)|
|- Water||1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)|
|Elevation||1,211 ft (369 m)|
|- Density||23.3/sq mi (9.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0664081|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 39.7 square miles (102.8 km²), of which, 38.7 square miles (100.3 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it (2.47%) is water.
Minnesota State Highway 238 serves as a main route in the community.
As of the census of 2000, there were 904 people, 291 households, and 226 families residing in the township. The population density was 23.3 people per square mile (9.0/km²). There were 368 housing units at an average density of 9.5/sq mi (3.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.00% White, 0.22% African American, 0.44% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.
There were 291 households out of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% 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 3.65.
In the township the population was spread out with 35.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 114.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 126.4 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $41,696, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $28,929 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,406. About 7.5% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 18.2% of those age 65 or over.