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Kragnes Township, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Clay
 • Total 38.2 sq mi (98.9 km2)
 • Land 38.2 sq mi (98.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 892 ft (272 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 319
 • Density 8.4/sq mi (3.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56560
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-33704
GNIS feature ID 0664644

Kragnes Township is a township in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 319 at the 2000 census.

Kragnes Township was named for A. O. Kragnes, a Norwegian immigrant and early settler.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 38.2 square miles (99 km2), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 319 people, 114 households, and 97 families residing in the township. The population density was 8.4 people per square mile (3.2/km²). There were 123 housing units at an average density of 3.2/sq mi (1.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.18% White, 0.31% African American, 0.94% Asian, 1.25% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.51% of the population.

There were 114 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.8% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.9% were non-families. 10.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 114.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,571, and the median income for a family was $54,286. Males had a median income of $41,786 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,006. About 4.3% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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