Belvidere Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota

Belvidere Township, Minnesota
Belvidere Township, Minnesota

Location within the state of Minnesota

Coordinates: 44°25′28″N 92°29′31″W / 44.42444°N 92.49194°W / 44.42444; -92.49194Coordinates: 44°25′28″N 92°29′31″W / 44.42444°N 92.49194°W / 44.42444; -92.49194
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Goodhue
  Total 35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
  Land 35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,099 ft (335 m)
Population (2000)
  Total 458
  Density 12.9/sq mi (5.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-05032[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663563[2]

Belvidere Township is a township in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 458 at the 2000 census.

Belvidere Township was organized in 1858.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92 km2), all of it land.

Unincorporated communities

Belvidere Mills

Belvidere Mills is still an existing, unincorporated community in sections 4 and 5 of Belvidere Township.[4] A post office was located in Belvidere Mills from 1877 to 1905, as well as a station on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul Railroad.[5]


A post office existed within the township from 1878 to 1883, by the name of Thoten, and briefly by the name of Belvidere. The community of Thoten/Belvidere also had a flour mill on Wells Creek.[6]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 458 people, 149 households, and 120 families residing in the township. The population density was 12.9 people per square mile (5.0/km²). There were 157 housing units at an average density of 4.4/sq mi (1.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.16% White, 0.44% Native American, 1.31% Asian, and 1.09% from two or more races.

There were 149 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the township the population was spread out with 34.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 116.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,972, and the median income for a family was $57,639. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $30,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,317. About 9.9% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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. 206.
  4. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Belvidere Mills
  5. Minnesota Place Names (Belvidere Mills). Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved on 2009-6-22.
  6. Minnesota Place Names (Thoten). Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved on 2009-6-22.
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