Dewald Township, Nobles County, Minnesota

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Dewald Township is a township in Nobles County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 291 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.3 km²), all of it land. The Buffalo Ridge, the drainage divide between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers systems, extends through Dewald Township. The Little Rock Creek and the Kanaranzi Creek both flow through the township.

Main highways include:

  • I-90.svg Interstate 90
  • County 9 (MN).svg Nobles County Road 9
  • County 12 (MN).svg Nobles County Road 12
  • County 35 (MN).svg Nobles County Road 35

History

Organization of Dewald Township was approved by the Nobles County Board on September 3, 1872. The first three settlers in the township were Amos Dewald, Hiram Dewald, and John B. Churchill . Thus, when a township name needed to be selected, the Dewalds outnumbered the Churchills two-to-one.[3]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 291 people, 103 households, and 86 families residing in the township. The population density was 8.1 people per square mile (3.1/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 3.0/sq mi (1.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.97% White, 0.69% Asian, 0.34% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.

There were 103 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.7% were married couples living together, 1.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 112.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.2 males.

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