Viking Township, Marshall County, Minnesota

Viking Township, Minnesota
Viking Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Viking Township, Minnesota
Viking Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Viking Township, Minnesota is located in the United States
Viking Township, Minnesota
Viking Township, Minnesota
Viking Township, Minnesota (the United States)
Coordinates: 48°13′31″N 96°26′9″W / 48.22528°N 96.43583°W / 48.22528; -96.43583
CountryUnited States
 • Total44.9 sq mi (116.4 km2)
 • Land44.9 sq mi (116.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,050 ft (320 m)
 • Total145
 • Density3.2/sq mi (1.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code218
FIPS code27-67108[1]
GNIS feature ID0665873[2]

Viking Township is a township in Marshall County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 145 at the 2000 census.

Viking Township was organized in 1884, and named for the Vikings.[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 145 people, 63 households, and 46 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.2 people per square mile (1.2/km2). There were 74 housing units at an average density of 1.6/sq mi (0.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.62% White, and 1.38% from two or more races.

There were 63 households, out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the township the population was spread out, with 20.7% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 37.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 126.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,542, and the median income for a family was $41,458. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,015. There were 4.3% of families and 4.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.7% 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.