Bloom Township, Nobles County, Minnesota

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Bloom Township is a township in Nobles County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 213 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (92.9 km²), of which, 35.8 square miles (92.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.20%) is water. The major geographic feature in Bloom Township is Jack Creek which flows from the western township border to the eastern township border, ultimately emptying in the Des Moines River system. A separate and distinct Jack Creek also exists within Nobles County and flows westward toward the Big Sioux River system.

Main highways include:

  • County 13.png Nobles County Road 13
  • County 16.png Nobles County Road 16
  • County 18.png Nobles County Road 18


Organization of Bloom Township was approved by the Nobles County Board on March 18, 1879. The original choice of name for the township was Afton. However, the Nobles County Board was notified by the state auditor's office that another Afton Township existed in Washington County, Minnesota. The name was then changed to Bloom Township in honor of Peter Bloom, the township's first settler.[3] Afton Township in Washington County no longer exists, having been absorbed by the city of Afton, Minnesota, in 1971.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 213 people, 64 households, and 57 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.0 people per square mile (2.3/km²). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 1.9/sq mi (0.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.06% White, 0.47% African American, 0.47% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.76% of the population.

There were 64 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 87.5% were married couples living together, and 10.9% were non-families. 7.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.33 and the average family size was 3.49.

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