Eagle Lake Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

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Eagle Lake Township is a township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 367 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.3 km²), of which, 31.9 square miles (82.5 km²) of it is land and 4.2 square miles (10.8 km²) of it (11.55%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 367 people, 152 households, and 112 families residing in the township. The population density was 11.5 people per square mile (4.4/km²). There were 348 housing units at an average density of 10.9/sq mi (4.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.73% White, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population. 53.8% were of Norwegian, 20.1% German and 10.8% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 152 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 33.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 107.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $39,583. Males had a median income of $26,750 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,792. About 12.6% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 29.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

Battle Lake | Bluffton | Clitherall | Dalton | Deer Creek | Dent | Elizabeth | Erhard | Fergus Falls | Henning | New York Mills | Ottertail | Parkers Prairie | Pelican Rapids | Perham | Richville | Rothsay‡ | Underwood | Urbank | Vergas | Vining | Wadena

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