Monticello Township, Wright County, Minnesota

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Monticello Township, Minnesota
Monticello Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Monticello Township, Minnesota
Monticello Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Monticello Township, Minnesota is located in the United States
Monticello Township, Minnesota
Monticello Township, Minnesota
Monticello Township, Minnesota (the United States)
Coordinates: 45°16′34″N 93°48′17″W / 45.27611°N 93.80472°W / 45.27611; -93.80472Coordinates: 45°16′34″N 93°48′17″W / 45.27611°N 93.80472°W / 45.27611; -93.80472
CountryUnited States
 • Total43.4 sq mi (112.5 km2)
 • Land40.1 sq mi (103.9 km2)
 • Water3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
971 ft (296 m)
 • Total4,139
 • Density103.2/sq mi (39.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)763
FIPS code27-43792[1]
GNIS feature ID0665015[2]

Monticello Township is a township in Wright County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 4,139 at the 2000 census.

Monticello Township was organized in 1858.[3] The David Hanaford Farmstead, with surviving buildings from the 1870s, is on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 43.5 square miles (112.5 km2), of which 40.1 square miles (103.9 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.6 km2) (7.66%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,139 people, 1,318 households, and 1,093 families residing in the township. The population density was 103.2 people per square mile (39.8/km2). There were 1,357 housing units at an average density of 33.8/sq mi (13.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.37% White, 0.24% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.

There were 1,318 households, out of which 46.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.7% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 11.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the township the population was spread out, with 31.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $57,527, and the median income for a family was $61,857. Males had a median income of $39,656 versus $26,675 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,154. About 4.0% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 588.
  4. ^ "Hanaford, David, Farmstead". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2015-06-19.