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Collegeville Township, Stearns County, Minnesota

Coordinates: 45°33′N 94°27′W / 45.550°N 94.450°W / 45.550; -94.450
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Collegeville Township, Minnesota
Saint John's Abbey Church on the campus of SJU
Saint John's Abbey Church on the campus of SJU
"In the heart Of Stearns County"[1]
Collegeville Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Collegeville Township, Minnesota
Collegeville Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Collegeville Township, Minnesota is located in the United States
Collegeville Township, Minnesota
Collegeville Township, Minnesota
Collegeville Township, Minnesota (the United States)
Coordinates: 45°33′N 94°27′W / 45.550°N 94.450°W / 45.550; -94.450
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.1 sq mi (90.9 km2)
 • Land31.6 sq mi (82.0 km2)
 • Water3.5 sq mi (8.9 km2)
1,171 ft (357 m)
 • Total3,344
 • Density111.1/sq mi (42.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code320
FIPS code27-12592[2]
GNIS feature ID0663847[3]

Collegeville Township is a township in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,344 at the 2020 census.[4]


Collegeville Township was organized by European Americans in 1880, and named after Saint John's College.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.1 square miles (91 km2), of which 31.6 square miles (82 km2) is land and 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) (9.83%) is water.

Collegeville Township is located in Township 124 North of the Arkansas Base Line and Range 30 West of the 5th Principal Meridian.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,516 people, 29% of those being Monks at the present Abbey and Monastery. 569 households, and 397 families residing in the township. The population density was 111.1 inhabitants per square mile (42.9/km2). There were 721 housing units at an average density of 22.8/sq mi (8.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.07% White, 0.63% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 669 households, out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.0% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 12.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.11.

The age distribution was 16.7% under the age of 18, 41.6% from 18 to 24, 16.8% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 261.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 320.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $61,146, and the median income for a family was $62,750. Males had a median income of $36,926 versus $27,391 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,348. About 0.6% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

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Museums and other points of interest[edit]


The township is home to Saint John's Abbey and Saint John's University, a Roman Catholic all-male university.



Main routes in the community include Stearns County Roads 50, 51, 159 and 160.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Collegeville Township Minnesota". Collegeville Township Minnesota. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "2020 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 15, 2023.
  5. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 523.
  6. ^ "St.John's Arboreteum". St.John’s University. Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  7. ^ "St.John's University". St.John’s University. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  8. ^ "The Gospel according to J. F. Powers". Portland magazin. Retrieved October 14, 2012.

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