Fairfax Township, Polk County, Minnesota

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Fairfax Township, Minnesota
Fairfax Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Fairfax Township, Minnesota
Fairfax Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°43′26″N 96°33′44″W / 47.72389°N 96.56222°W / 47.72389; -96.56222Coordinates: 47°43′26″N 96°33′44″W / 47.72389°N 96.56222°W / 47.72389; -96.56222
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
889 ft (271 m)
 • Total213
 • Density5.9/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-20204[1]
GNIS feature ID0664128[2]

Fairfax 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 213 at the 2000 census.

Fairfax Township was organized in 1879.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), all of it land.

U.S. Highway 2; and Minnesota Highways 9 and 102 are three of the main routes in the community.


At the 2000 census there were 213 people in 74 households, including 54 families, in the township. The population density was 5.9 people per square mile (2.3/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 2.1/sq mi (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.12% White, 0.47% Native American, 0.94% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94%.[1]

Of the 74 households 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 21.6% of households were one person and 5.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.09.

The age distribution was 26.3% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median household income was $43,214 and the median family income was $44,250. Males had a median income of $30,357 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,402. About 14.5% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.6% of those sixty five 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. 424.