Oshawa Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota

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Oshawa Township, Minnesota
Oshawa Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Oshawa Township, Minnesota
Oshawa Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°17′47″N 94°2′21″W / 44.29639°N 94.03917°W / 44.29639; -94.03917Coordinates: 44°17′47″N 94°2′21″W / 44.29639°N 94.03917°W / 44.29639; -94.03917
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Nicollet
 • Total 29.6 sq mi (76.7 km2)
 • Land 29.3 sq mi (75.9 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 974 ft (297 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 525
 • Density 17.9/sq mi (6.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-48922[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665229[2]

Oshawa Township is a township in Nicollet County, Minnesota, in the United States. The population was 525 at the 2000 census.

Oshawa Township was organized in 1858, and named after Oshawa, in Ontario.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.6 square miles (76.7 km²), of which 29.3 square miles (75.9 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (1.01%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 525 people, 170 households, and 131 families residing in the township. The population density was 17.9 people per square mile (6.9/km²). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 6.0/sq mi (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.10% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 170 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 14.5% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,271, and the median income for a family was $61,250. Males had a median income of $38,864 versus $27,596 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,768. About 2.9% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 11.1% 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. 373.