Eastern Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

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Eastern Township, Minnesota
Eastern Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Eastern Township, Minnesota
Eastern Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°8′15″N 95°11′52″W / 46.13750°N 95.19778°W / 46.13750; -95.19778Coordinates: 46°8′15″N 95°11′52″W / 46.13750°N 95.19778°W / 46.13750; -95.19778
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Otter Tail
 • Total 36.6 sq mi (94.7 km2)
 • Land 35.3 sq mi (91.5 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
Elevation 1,437 ft (438 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 256
 • Density 7.2/sq mi (2.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-17576[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664026[2]

Eastern Township is a township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 256 at the 2000 census.

Eastern Township was organized in 1875, and named from its location on the eastern side of the county.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.6 square miles (95 km2), of which 35.3 square miles (91 km2) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) of it (3.42%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 256 people, 96 households, and 74 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.2 people per square mile (2.8/km²). There were 114 housing units at an average density of 3.2/sq mi (1.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.83% White, 0.39% Native American, 0.39% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 96 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, and 22.9% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 116.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,563, and the median income for a family was $40,156. Males had a median income of $21,500 versus $21,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,964. About 11.3% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.8% 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. 393.