Deer Creek Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

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Deer Creek Township, Minnesota
The Leaf River in Deer Creek Township
The Leaf River in Deer Creek Township
Deer Creek Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Deer Creek Township, Minnesota
Deer Creek Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°24′19″N 95°21′12″W / 46.40528°N 95.35333°W / 46.40528; -95.35333Coordinates: 46°24′19″N 95°21′12″W / 46.40528°N 95.35333°W / 46.40528; -95.35333
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Otter Tail
 • Total 32.5 sq mi (84.2 km2)
 • Land 32.3 sq mi (83.7 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 1,398 ft (426 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 348
 • Density 10.8/sq mi (4.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 56527
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-15202[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663942[2]

Deer Creek Township is a township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 348 at the 2000 census.

Deer Creek Township was organized in 1873.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.5 square miles (84 km2), of which 32.3 square miles (84 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.58%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 348 people, 113 households, and 96 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.8 people per square mile (4.2/km²). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 4.1/sq mi (1.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.28% White, 1.15% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 113 households out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.0% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $37,679. Males had a median income of $25,139 versus $20,972 for females. The per capita income for the township was $11,672. About 6.3% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 4.7% 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. 393.