Fossum Township, Norman County, Minnesota

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Fossum Township, Minnesota
Fossum Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Fossum Township, Minnesota
Fossum Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°17′48″N 96°7′19″W / 47.29667°N 96.12194°W / 47.29667; -96.12194Coordinates: 47°17′48″N 96°7′19″W / 47.29667°N 96.12194°W / 47.29667; -96.12194
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Norman
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,129 ft (344 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 187
 • Density 5.2/sq mi (2.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56584
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-22022[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664204[2]

Fossum Township is a township in Norman County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 187 at the 2000 census.

Fossum Township was organized in 1881, and named after Fossum, in Norway.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), of which 36.0 square miles (93 km2) of it is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 187 people, 75 households, and 62 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.2 people per square mile (2.0/km²). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 2.3/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.98% White, 0.53% African American, 4.81% Native American, 2.14% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.74% of the population.

There were 75 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.7% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,500, and the median income for a family was $44,063. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $15,833 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,214. About 3.6% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none 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. 382.