Hamlin Township, Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota

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Hamlin Township, Minnesota
Hamlin Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Hamlin Township, Minnesota
Hamlin Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°55′41″N 96°9′20″W / 44.92806°N 96.15556°W / 44.92806; -96.15556Coordinates: 44°55′41″N 96°9′20″W / 44.92806°N 96.15556°W / 44.92806; -96.15556
CountryUnited States
CountyLac qui Parle
 • Total36.1 sq mi (93.5 km2)
 • Land35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
1,093 ft (333 m)
 • Total185
 • Density5.2/sq mi (2.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-26774[1]
GNIS feature ID0664380[2]

Hamlin Township is a township in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 185 at the 2000 census.

Hamlin Township was organized in 1879, and named for John R. Hamlin, a pioneer settler.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.9 square miles (93 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.58%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 185 people, 69 households, and 58 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.2 people per square mile (2.0/km²). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 2.3/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 69 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.8% were married couples living together, 1.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 1.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 120.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 122.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,833, and the median income for a family was $31,563. Males had a median income of $19,375 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,948. About 8.5% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 290.