Eureka Township, Dakota County, Minnesota

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Eureka Township is a township in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,490 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (92.9 km²), of which, 35.3 square miles (91.6 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (1.42%) is water.

Eureka Center

Eureka Center is an unincorporated community, containing the Town Hall, in the geographical center of the township.

Surroundings

Eureka lies near the western boundary of the county, and in its southern half.

Nearby larger towns include

Smaller than these, but still larger than Eureka, is

Nearby settled places of comparable or smaller size to Eureka include

Highways

  • CSAH 23 passes through Eureka Center, running north and south-southeast from it.
  • State route 50 runs east and west about 4 miles north of Eureka Center.
  • CSAH 86 runs east and west about 4 miles south of Eureka Center.
  • State route 3, a more prominent road, runs north and south about 4 miles east of Eureka Center, but with the shortest route to it via minor roads.
  • Interstate 35 runs north and south, with its nearest interchange about 4 miles west-southwest from Eureka Center, if reached via minor roads.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,490 people, 496 households, and 407 families residing in the township. The population density was 42.1 people per square mile (16.3/km²). There were 501 housing units at an average density of 14.2/sq mi (5.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.99% White, 0.27% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

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