Otter Tail Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

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Otter Tail Township is a township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 556 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.4 square miles (78.8 km²), of which, 16.4 square miles (42.4 km²) of it is land and 14.1 square miles (36.4 km²) of it (46.25%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 556 people, 241 households, and 187 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.0 people per square mile (13.1/km²). There were 644 housing units at an average density of 39.4/sq mi (15.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.74% White, 0.36% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.54% Pacific Islander, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 241 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.7% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.63.

In the township the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 19.4% from 25 to 44, 35.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,000, and the median income for a family was $38,667. Males had a median income of $28,250 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,931. About 8.9% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 4.2% 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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