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Shieldsville Township, Minnesota

Shieldsville Township is a township located in Rice County, Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 1,153.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 94.7 km² (36.5 mi²). 84.1 km² (32.5 mi²) of it is land and 10.5 km² (4.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 11.08% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,153 people, 424 households, and 334 families residing in the township. The population density is 13.7/km² (35.5/mi²). There are 583 housing units at an average density of 6.9/km² (17.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 98.70% White, 0.09% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 424 households out of which 32.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.3% are married couples living together, 4.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% are non-families. 15.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.72 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the township the population is spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $56,250, and the median income for a family is $61,364. Males have a median income of $41,394 versus $25,208 for females. The per capita income for the township is $21,908. 6.8% of the population and 4.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.1% are under the age of 18 and 11.9% are 65 or older.

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