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Swede Grove

Swede Grove Township, Meeker County, Minnesota

Swede Grove Township is a township in Meeker County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 414 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92.1 km²), of which, 34.7 square miles (89.8 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (2.47%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 414 people, 132 households, and 111 families residing in the township. The population density was 11.9 people per square mile (4.6/km²). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 4.0/sq mi (1.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.65% White, 1.21% African American and 3.14% Asian.

There were 132 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.2% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the township the population was spread out with 34.5% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 109.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,750, and the median income for a family was $39,000. Males had a median income of $28,676 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,395. About 13.9% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.7% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.

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