Collegeville Township, Stearns County, Minnesota

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Collegeville Township is a township in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,516 at the 2000 census. The township is home to Saint John's University, a Catholic school that is notable as being one of a small number of all-male colleges remaining in the United States. The presence of SJU has special implications for the demographics of the township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.1 square miles (90.9 km²). 31.6 square miles (81.9 km²) of it is land and 3.5 square miles (8.9 km²) of it (9.83%) is water.

Main routes in the community include Interstate 94 and County Roads 3, 75 and 159.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,516 people, 669 households, and 559 families residing in the township. The population density was 111.1 people per square mile (42.9/km²). There were 721 housing units at an average density of 22.8/sq mi (8.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.07% White, 0.63% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 669 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.0% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 12.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.11.

The age distribution was 16.7% under the age of 18, 41.6% from 18 to 24, 16.8% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 261.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 320.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $61,146, and the median income for a family was $62,750. Males had a median income of $36,926 versus $27,391 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,348. About 0.6% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

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