Parke Township, Clay County, Minnesota

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Parke Township
Parke Township is located in Minnesota
Parke Township
Parke Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Parke Township is located in the United States
Parke Township
Parke Township
Parke Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 46°46′18″N 96°13′28″W / 46.77167°N 96.22444°W / 46.77167; -96.22444Coordinates: 46°46′18″N 96°13′28″W / 46.77167°N 96.22444°W / 46.77167; -96.22444
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land34.1 sq mi (88.3 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
1,306 ft (398 m)
 • Total450
 • Density13.2/sq mi (5.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-49678[1]
GNIS feature ID0665254[2]

Parke Township is a township in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 450 at the 2000 census.


According to Warren Upham, Parke Township was probably named for an early settler.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.3 km2), of which 34.1 square miles (88.3 km2) is land and 1.9 square miles (5.0 km2) (5.33%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 450 people, 167 households, and 134 families residing in the township. The population density was 13.2 people per square mile (5.1/km2). There were 227 housing units at an average density of 6.7/sq mi (2.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.11% White, 0.22% African American, 0.44% Native American and 0.22% Asian.

There were 167 households, out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.4% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% were non-families. 16.8% 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 2.69 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 33.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 125.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,094, and the median income for a family was $58,036. Males had a median income of $38,542 versus $27,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,207. About 1.6% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 118.