Homestead Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

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Homestead Township, Minnesota
Homestead Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Homestead Township, Minnesota
Homestead Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°34′49″N 95°20′35″W / 46.58028°N 95.34306°W / 46.58028; -95.34306Coordinates: 46°34′49″N 95°20′35″W / 46.58028°N 95.34306°W / 46.58028; -95.34306
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Otter Tail
 • Total 36.5 sq mi (94.7 km2)
 • Land 36.4 sq mi (94.3 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 1,447 ft (441 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 371
 • Density 10.2/sq mi (3.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-30050[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664515[2]

Homestead Township is a township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 371 at the 2000 census.

Homestead Township was organized in 1880, and named for the pioneer homestead farms within its borders.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.5 square miles (95 km2), of which 36.4 square miles (94 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.41%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 371 people, 129 households, and 107 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.2 people per square mile (3.9/km²). There were 149 housing units at an average density of 4.1/sq mi (1.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.69% White, 1.35% African American, 0.54% Native American, 1.08% Asian, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 129 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.0% were married couples living together, 0.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.3% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 108.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,036, and the median income for a family was $39,125. Males had a median income of $30,208 versus $20,156 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,596. About 10.1% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 2.7% 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.