Artichoke Township, Minnesota
Artichoke Township is a township in Big Stone County
Big Stone County, Minnesota
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,820 people, 2,377 households, and 1,611 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile . There were 3,171 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile...

, Minnesota
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, United States
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. The population was 84 as of the 2000 census. Artichoke is also the name of an unincorporated hamlet within Artichoke Township.


According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92.2 km²), of which 32.2 square miles (83.4 km²) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²) (9.39%) is water.

Unincorporated towns

  • Artichoke at 45.39913°N 96.1575539°W

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships

  • Stevens Township, Stevens County (north)
  • Synnes Township, Stevens County (northeast)
  • Hegbert Township, Swift County (east)
  • Shible Township, Swift County (southeast)
  • Akron Township
    Akron Township, Big Stone County, Minnesota
    Akron Township is a township in Big Stone County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 196 as of the 2000 census.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of , of which is land and is water....

  • Odessa Township (southwest)
  • Otrey Township (west)
  • Malta Township (northwest)


The township contains these three cemeteries: Artichoke Baptist, Artichoke Lake and Johnson Family.


As of the census
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of 2000, there were 84 people, 31 households, and 23 families residing in the township. The population density
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 was 2.6 people per square mile (1.0/km²). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 1.7/sq mi (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 31 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.2% were married couples
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 living together, and 22.6% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 115.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $27,813. Males had a median income of $20,893 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income
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 for the township was $12,471. There were 5.3% of families and 13.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 36.8% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.
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