Prior Township, Big Stone County, Minnesota

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Prior Township is a township in Big Stone County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 223 as of the 2000 census.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 47.9 square miles (124.1 km²), of which 44.5 square miles (115.3 km²) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²) (7.08%) is water.

Major highways


  • Big Stone Lake (east quarter)

Adjacent townships


The township contains these five cemeteries: Bailey, Elim, Lakeside, Mills and West Saint Paul.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 223 people, 79 households, and 62 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.0 people per square mile (1.9/km²). There were 265 housing units at an average density of 6.0/sq mi (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.96% White, 3.59% Asian, and 0.45% from two or more races.

There were 79 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.4% were married couples living together, 1.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.21.

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