Vega Township, Marshall County, Minnesota

Vega Township, Minnesota
Vega Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Vega Township, Minnesota
Vega Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Vega Township, Minnesota is located in the United States
Vega Township, Minnesota
Vega Township, Minnesota
Vega Township, Minnesota (the United States)
Coordinates: 48°13′0″N 96°58′1″W / 48.21667°N 96.96694°W / 48.21667; -96.96694
CountryUnited States
 • Total44.9 sq mi (116.4 km2)
 • Land44.9 sq mi (116.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
817 ft (249 m)
 • Total155
 • Density3.4/sq mi (1.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-66676[1]
GNIS feature ID0665853[2]

Vega Township is a township in Marshall County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 155 at the 2000 census.

Vega Township was organized in 1883, and named after the SS Vega.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.0 square miles (116.4 km2), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 155 people, 52 households, and 42 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.4 people per square mile (1.3/km2). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 1.3/sq mi (0.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.13% White, 0.65% Native American, and 3.23% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.81% of the population.

There were 52 households, out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the township the population was spread out, with 32.3% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,875, and the median income for a family was $54,167. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,212. None of the families and 0.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 330.