Cannon City, Minnesota

Cannon City Township, Rice County, Minnesota

Cannon City Township is a township in Rice County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,212 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.8 square miles (79.8 km²), of which, 30.6 square miles (79.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.55%) is water. It includes the small, unincorporated village of Cannon City.


The town of Cannon City was the original model for Metropolisville in the novel The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,212 people, 419 households, and 333 families residing in the township. The population density was 39.5 people per square mile (15.3/km²). There were 429 housing units at an average density of 14.0/sq mi (5.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.76% White, 0.17% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 419 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $55,682, and the median income for a family was $60,179. Males had a median income of $36,544 versus $28,654 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,756. About 3.7% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.


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