Odessa Township, Big Stone County, Minnesota

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Odessa Township, Minnesota
Odessa Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Odessa Township, Minnesota
Odessa Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°17′1″N 96°18′11″W / 45.28361°N 96.30306°W / 45.28361; -96.30306Coordinates: 45°17′1″N 96°18′11″W / 45.28361°N 96.30306°W / 45.28361; -96.30306
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Big Stone
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Land 35.6 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
Elevation 1,079 ft (329 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 147
 • Density 4.1/sq mi (1.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56276
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-48076[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665198[2]

Odessa Township is a township in Big Stone County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 147 as of the 2000 census.[3] Odessa Township was named after Odessa, Ukraine.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94.1 km²), of which 35.5 square miles (92.1 km²) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) (2.12%) is water.

The city of Odessa is entirely within this township geographically but is a separate entity.

Major highways[edit]


  • Horseshoe Lake
  • Long Tom Lake (vast majority)
  • Peterson Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these three cemeteries: Odessa Immanuel Lutheran, Odessa Trinity Lutheran and Rest.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 147 people, 61 households, and 48 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.1 people per square mile (1.6/km²). There were 78 housing units at an average density of 2.2/sq mi (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 61 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.0% were married couples living together, and 21.3% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 107.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,429, and the median income for a family was $38,333. Males had a median income of $32,188 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,174. There were none of the families and 2.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.