Sauk Rapids Township, Benton County, Minnesota

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Sauk Rapids Township is a township in Benton County, Minnesota, United States near the Mississippi River. The population was 723 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 8.4 square miles (21.6 km²), of which 8.2 square miles (21.2 km²) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) (1.92%) is water.

It is only about one-third the size of a normal (36-section) township, being bounded on the west by the Mississippi River. The township includes the city of Sauk Rapids plus some portions of the city of Saint Cloud that lie to the east of the river.

The east three-quarters of the city of Sartell, the northwest edge of the city of St. Cloud, and the north half of the city of Sauk Rapids are within this township geographically but are separate entities.

Major highways


  • Unnamed Lake

Adjacent townships


The township contains these four cemeteries: Benton, Pioneer Benton County, Sacred Heart and Trinity.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 723 people, 270 households, and 201 families residing in the township. The population density was 88.4 people per square mile (34.1/km²). There were 274 housing units at an average density of 33.5/sq mi (12.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.34% White, 0.28% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.

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