Scambler Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

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Scambler Township, Minnesota
Scambler Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Scambler Township, Minnesota
Scambler Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°40′47″N 96°6′47″W / 46.67972°N 96.11306°W / 46.67972; -96.11306Coordinates: 46°40′47″N 96°6′47″W / 46.67972°N 96.11306°W / 46.67972; -96.11306
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Otter Tail
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Land 32.1 sq mi (83.2 km2)
 • Water 4.2 sq mi (10.8 km2)
Elevation 1,401 ft (427 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 504
 • Density 15.7/sq mi (6.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-58864[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665563[2]

Scambler Township is a township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 504 at the 2000 census.

Scambler Township was organized in 1871, and named for Robert Scambler, an early settler.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (93.9 km²), of which 32.1 square miles (83.2 km²) of it is land and 4.2 square miles (10.7 km²) of it (11.44%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 504 people, 208 households, and 154 families residing in the township. The population density was 15.7 people per square mile (6.1/km²). There were 552 housing units at an average density of 17.2/sq mi (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.23% White, 2.38% Native American, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 208 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% 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 22.4% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 32.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 106.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,625, and the median income for a family was $45,500. Males had a median income of $32,059 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,550. About 2.7% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 6.9% 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. 398.