Henning Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

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Henning Township, Minnesota
Henning Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Henning Township, Minnesota
Henning Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°19′6″N 95°28′48″W / 46.31833°N 95.48000°W / 46.31833; -95.48000Coordinates: 46°19′6″N 95°28′48″W / 46.31833°N 95.48000°W / 46.31833; -95.48000
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Otter Tail
 • Total 32.9 sq mi (85.1 km2)
 • Land 32.6 sq mi (84.4 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 1,421 ft (433 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 426
 • Density 13.1/sq mi (5.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56551
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-28538[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664454[2]

Henning Township is a township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 426 at the 2000 census.


Henning Township was originally called East Battle Lake Township, and under the latter name was organized in 1878. The name was changed in 1884, in honor of John O. Henning, a pharmacist.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.9 square miles (85 km2), of which 32.6 square miles (84 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (0.85%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 426 people, 140 households, and 111 families residing in the township. The population density was 13.1 people per square mile (5.0/km²). There were 175 housing units at an average density of 5.4/sq. mi (2.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.30% White, 0.47% Asian, 0.23% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 0.47% of the population.

There were 140 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.3% were married couples living together, 1.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 26.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $37,578. Males had a median income of $25,278 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,215. About 6.0% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 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. 395.