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Badger is a township in Polk County, in the Grand Forks metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Badger. For links to other places called Badger, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Badger is 47.709N. The longitude is -96.04W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,175 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 166.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Badger demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56736 ZIP code.
30% of Badger residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Badger ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Badger was $16,999, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Badger residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Badger, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $550.
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Badger political report.
The average commute time for Badger workers is 45 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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