Acton Township, Meeker County, Minnesota

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Acton Township is a township in Meeker County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 381 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.4 square miles (91.7 km²), of which, 33.0 square miles (85.6 km²) of it is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it (6.72%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 381 people, 156 households, and 112 families residing in the township. The population density was 11.5 people per square mile (4.5/km²). There were 182 housing units at an average density of 5.5/sq mi (2.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.43% White, 0.26% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.79% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 156 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 108.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,813, and the median income for a family was $46,750. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $26,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,502. About 9.5% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 24.4% of those age 65 or over.

Dakota Conflict

Acton Township was the location for a battle in the 1862 Dakota Conflict.


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