Amo Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota

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Amo Township, Minnesota
Amo Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Amo Township, Minnesota
Amo Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°58′55″N 95°16′33″W / 43.98194°N 95.27583°W / 43.98194; -95.27583Coordinates: 43°58′55″N 95°16′33″W / 43.98194°N 95.27583°W / 43.98194; -95.27583
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cottonwood
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Land 35.1 sq mi (91.0 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation 1,447 ft (441 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 132
 • Density 3.7/sq mi (1.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-01441[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663430[2]

Amo Township is a township in Cottonwood County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 132 at the 2010 census.[3]

Amo Township was organized in 1873. The name Amo is derived from Latin, meaning "I love".[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.1 square miles (91 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), or 1.98%, is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 140 people, 52 households, and 40 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.0 people per square mile (1.5/km²). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 1.8/sq mi (0.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 52 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 17.3% 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 2.69 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $55,625, and the median income for a family was $65,625. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,945. There were 6.1% of families and 13.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 26.2% of under eighteens and 37.5% of those over 64.


Amo Township is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Amo Township is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22B, represented by Republican Rod Hamilton.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Amo township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 149.