Ansel Township, Cass County, Minnesota

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Ansel Township, Minnesota
Ansel Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Ansel Township, Minnesota
Ansel Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°40′37″N 94°43′49″W / 46.67694°N 94.73028°W / 46.67694; -94.73028Coordinates: 46°40′37″N 94°43′49″W / 46.67694°N 94.73028°W / 46.67694; -94.73028
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.7 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Land35.3 sq mi (91.5 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
1,381 ft (421 m)
 • Total101
 • Density2.9/sq mi (1.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-01738[1]
GNIS feature ID0663441[2]

Ansel Township is a township in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2000 census, its population was 101.[3] Ansel was the given name of a pioneer settler.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Ansel Township covers an area of 35.74 square miles (92.56 square kilometers); of this, 0.43 square miles (1.11 square kilometers) or 1.2 percent is water.

Adjacent townships[edit]

Major highways[edit]


  • Spider Lake (vast majority)

School districts[edit]

  • Pine River–Backus
  • Staples–Motley

Political districts[edit]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 101 people, 33 households, and 29 families residing in the township. The population density was 2.9 people per square mile (1.1/km²). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 1.1/sq mi (0.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.01% White, and 0.99% from two or more races.

There were 33 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 84.8% were married couples living together, and 9.1% were non-families. 9.1% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $20,625 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,102. There were 13.9% of families and 13.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 23.3% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


  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. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 87.