Germantown Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota

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Germantown Township, Minnesota
Germantown Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Germantown Township, Minnesota
Germantown Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°9′6″N 95°10′19″W / 44.15167°N 95.17194°W / 44.15167; -95.17194Coordinates: 44°9′6″N 95°10′19″W / 44.15167°N 95.17194°W / 44.15167; -95.17194
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cottonwood
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,181 ft (360 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 207
 • Density 5.8/sq mi (2.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-23570[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664262[2]

Germantown Township is in Cottonwood County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 207 at the 2010 census.[3]

Germantown Township was organized in 1874. A large share of the early settlers being natives of Germany caused the name to be selected.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.8 square miles (93 km2) is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 224 people, 80 households, and 65 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.2 people per square mile (2.4/km²). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 2.6/sq mi (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.66% White, 0.89% African American, 0.45% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 80 households out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,893, and the median income for a family was $36,964. Males had a median income of $31,023 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,071. About 2.7% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.1% of those sixty five or over.


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