Dunn Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

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Dunn Township, Minnesota
Dunn Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Dunn Township, Minnesota
Dunn Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°41′8″N 95°58′55″W / 46.68556°N 95.98194°W / 46.68556; -95.98194Coordinates: 46°41′8″N 95°58′55″W / 46.68556°N 95.98194°W / 46.68556; -95.98194
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Otter Tail
 • Total 36.6 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 • Land 26.2 sq mi (67.9 km2)
 • Water 10.4 sq mi (27.0 km2)
Elevation 1,325 ft (404 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 855
 • Density 32.6/sq mi (12.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-17162[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664011[2]

Dunn Township is a township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 855 at the 2000 census.

Dunn Township was organized in 1880, and named for George W. Dunn, a settler.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.6 square miles (95 km2), of which 26.2 square miles (68 km2) of it is land and 10.4 square miles (27 km2) of it (28.49%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 855 people, 388 households, and 287 families residing in the township. The population density was 32.6 people per square mile (12.6/km²). There were 1,491 housing units at an average density of 56.9/sq mi (22.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.77% White, 0.12% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 388 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.6% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.54.

In the township the population was spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 19.4% from 25 to 44, 37.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,618, and the median income for a family was $47,143. Males had a median income of $33,438 versus $21,827 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,247. About 4.1% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 13.8% 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. 393.