Franconia Township, Chisago County, Minnesota

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Franconia Township is a township in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,128 at the 2000 census. The township is home to the Franconia Sculpture Park.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.0 square miles (82.8 km²), of which, 30.5 square miles (79.1 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it (4.44%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,128 people, 316 households, and 257 families residing in the township. The population density was 36.9 people per square mile (14.3/km²). There were 340 housing units at an average density of 11.1/sq mi (4.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.90% White, 1.51% African American, 0.89% Native American, 0.35% Asian, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 316 households out of which 45.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the township the population was spread out with 34.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 127.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 134.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $68,125, and the median income for a family was $70,521. Males had a median income of $48,333 versus $35,714 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,233. None of the families and 0.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 1.5% of those over 64.


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