Fergus Falls Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

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Fergus Falls Township is a township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 5,051 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.6 square miles (74.0 km²), of which, 27.9 square miles (72.4 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (2.17%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,051 people, 358 households, and 308 families residing in the township. The population density was 37.6 people per square mile (14.5/km²). There were 370 housing units at an average density of 13.2/sq mi (5.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.14% White, 0.29% African American, 0.19% Native American, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 358 households out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.5% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.7% were non-families. 9.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 108.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,345, and the median income for a family was $55,179. Males had a median income of $34,167 versus $21,923 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,003. About 2.6% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and none 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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