Hassan Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota

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Hassan Township is a 317-acre (1.28 km2) urban township in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it is the only township in the county. The population was 2,463 at the 2000 census.

The town began incorporation proceedings in 2003 but abandoned its petition and chose to sign a Joint Powers agreement with the nearby City of Rogers to annex the entirety of Hassan Township.[3] The Hassan Town Board approved annexation in June 2008 with orderly annexation to begin in 2012.[4][5]

The origin of the name comes from the Dakota word chanhasen meaning the "sugar-maple tree" (chan, tree; haza, a tree with sap). Since the then township of Chanhassen established two years before Hassan, the chan syllable was dropped to avoid confusion.[6]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.3 square miles (55.2 km²), of which, 20.4 square miles (52.8 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it (4.32%) is water. The township completely encircles the city of Rogers. County Roads 81, 116, and 144 are three of the main routes in the township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,463 people, 778 households, and 689 families residing in the township. The population density was 120.8 people per square mile (46.6/km²). There were 788 housing units at an average density of 38.6/sq mi (14.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.38% White, 0.32% African American, 0.32% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 778 households out of which 48.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.4% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.4% were non-families. 8.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.36.

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