Dale Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota

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Dale Township, Minnesota
Dale Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Dale Township, Minnesota
Dale Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°59′27″N 95°10′13″W / 43.99083°N 95.17028°W / 43.99083; -95.17028Coordinates: 43°59′27″N 95°10′13″W / 43.99083°N 95.17028°W / 43.99083; -95.17028
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cottonwood
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.4 km2)
 • Land 35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation 1,463 ft (446 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 151
 • Density 4.2/sq mi (1.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-14608[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663917[2]

Dale Township is a township in Cottonwood County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 151 at the 2010 census.[3]

Dale Township was organized in 1872, and named for the many dales contained within its borders.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.6 square miles (92 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), or 1.28%, is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 154 people, 65 households, and 47 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.3 people per square mile (1.7/km²). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 2.0/sq mi (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.05% White, 1.95% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.

There were 65 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,131. About 7.1% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


Dale Township is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Dale 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): Dale 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. 150.