Butler Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

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Butler Township, Minnesota
Butler Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Butler Township, Minnesota
Butler Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°39′52″N 95°22′19″W / 46.66444°N 95.37194°W / 46.66444; -95.37194Coordinates: 46°39′52″N 95°22′19″W / 46.66444°N 95.37194°W / 46.66444; -95.37194
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Otter Tail
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Land 35.1 sq mi (90.9 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
Elevation 1,453 ft (443 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 315
 • Density 9.0/sq mi (3.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56567
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-08974[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663714[2]

Butler Township is a township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 315 at the 2000 census.

Butler Township was organized in 1883, and named for Stephen Butler, a county official.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.1 square miles (91 km2) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it (2.17%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 315 people, 98 households, and 83 families residing in the township. The population density was 9.0 people per square mile (3.5/km²). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 3.4/sq mi (1.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.19% White, 0.95% Pacific Islander, 2.54% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.54% of the population.

There were 98 households out of which 48.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.7% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.3% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.21 and the average family size was 3.54.

In the township the population was spread out with 36.8% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 112.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $29,479, and the median income for a family was $31,607. Males had a median income of $23,594 versus $15,938 for females. The per capita income for the township was $10,353. About 11.5% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 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. 392.