Parnell Township, Polk County, Minnesota

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Parnell Township, Minnesota
Parnell Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Parnell Township, Minnesota
Parnell Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°53′1″N 96°32′11″W / 47.88361°N 96.53639°W / 47.88361; -96.53639Coordinates: 47°53′1″N 96°32′11″W / 47.88361°N 96.53639°W / 47.88361; -96.53639
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Land36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
942 ft (287 m)
 • Total87
 • Density2.4/sq mi (0.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-49840[1]
GNIS feature ID0665260[2]

Parnell Township is a township in Polk County, Minnesota, United States. It is part of the Grand Forks-ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 87 at the 2000 census.

Parnell Township was named for Charles Stewart Parnell (1846–1891), an Irish politician.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 87 people, 31 households, and 23 families residing in the township; the population density was 2.4 people per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 31 housing units at an average density of 0.9/sq mi (0.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 31 households out of which 48.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.2% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,000, and the median income for a family was $65,625. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $9,375 for females; the per capita income for the township was $22,360. There were no families and 4.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 426.