Birch Cooley Township, Renville County, Minnesota

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Birch Cooley Township, Minnesota
Birch Cooley Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Birch Cooley Township, Minnesota
Birch Cooley Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°34′10″N 94°55′23″W / 44.56944°N 94.92306°W / 44.56944; -94.92306Coordinates: 44°34′10″N 94°55′23″W / 44.56944°N 94.92306°W / 44.56944; -94.92306
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Renville
 • Total 41.5 sq mi (107.4 km2)
 • Land 41.5 sq mi (107.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,030 ft (314 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 257
 • Density 6.2/sq mi (2.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-05968[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663594[2]

Birch Cooley Township is a township in Renville County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 257 at the 2000 census.

Birch Cooley Township was organized in 1867, and named after Birch Coulee Creek.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 41.5 square miles (107 km2); 41.5 square miles (107 km2) of it is land and 0.02% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 257 people, 95 households, and 68 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.2 people per square mile (2.4/km²). There were 98 housing units at an average density of 2.4/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.33% White, 1.56% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 2.33% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population.

There were 95 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.4% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,111, and the median income for a family was $45,893. Males had a median income of $27,292 versus $21,364 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,827. About 11.3% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.4% of those sixty five or over.


  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. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 456.