Bluffton Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

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Bluffton Township, Minnesota
Township
Bluffton Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Bluffton Township, Minnesota
Bluffton Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°29′23″N 95°13′35″W / 46.48972°N 95.22639°W / 46.48972; -95.22639Coordinates: 46°29′23″N 95°13′35″W / 46.48972°N 95.22639°W / 46.48972; -95.22639
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Otter Tail
Area
 • Total 33.0 sq mi (85.4 km2)
 • Land 33.0 sq mi (85.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,398 ft (426 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 474
 • Density 14.4/sq mi (5.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56518
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-06796[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663629[2]

Bluffton Township is a township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 474 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.0 square miles (85 km2), of which 33.0 square miles (85 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.09%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 474 people, 168 households, and 131 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.4 people per square mile (5.6/km²). There were 180 housing units at an average density of 5.5/sq mi (2.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.16% White, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 168 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 111.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,179, and the median income for a family was $48,611. Males had a median income of $28,897 versus $17,143 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,379. About 5.8% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

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