Lowell Township, Polk County, Minnesota

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Lowell Township, Minnesota
Township
Lowell Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Lowell Township, Minnesota
Lowell Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°48′46″N 96°39′54″W / 47.81278°N 96.66500°W / 47.81278; -96.66500Coordinates: 47°48′46″N 96°39′54″W / 47.81278°N 96.66500°W / 47.81278; -96.66500
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Polk
Area
 • Total 34.6 sq mi (89.6 km2)
 • Land 34.6 sq mi (89.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 873 ft (266 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 183
 • Density 5.3/sq mi (2.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-38330[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664831[2]

Lowell Township is a township in Polk County, Minnesota, United States. It is part of the Grand Forks-ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 183 at the 2000 census.

Lowell Township was organized in 1877, and named after Lowell, Massachusetts, the native home of a share of the first settlers.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.6 square miles (89.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 183 people, 69 households, and 50 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.3 people per square mile (2.0/km²). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 2.0/sq mi (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.80% White, 1.09% Native American, 6.56% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.20% of the population.

There were 69 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,125, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $38,500 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,146. About 8.5% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  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. 426.