Shelly Township, Norman County, Minnesota

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Shelly Township, Minnesota
Shelly Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Shelly Township, Minnesota
Shelly Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°27′27″N 96°47′14″W / 47.45750°N 96.78722°W / 47.45750; -96.78722Coordinates: 47°27′27″N 96°47′14″W / 47.45750°N 96.78722°W / 47.45750; -96.78722
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Norman
 • Total 42.2 sq mi (109.2 km2)
 • Land 42.2 sq mi (109.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 873 ft (266 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 129
 • Density 3.1/sq mi (1.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56581
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-59584[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665592[2]

Shelly Township is a township in Norman County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 129 at the 2000 census.

Shelly Township was organized in 1879, and named for John Shelly, an early settler.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 42.2 square miles (109.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 129 people, 50 households, and 38 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.1 people per square mile (1.2/km²). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 1.4/sq mi (0.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.22% White and 0.78% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 50 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 2.3% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 111.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $21,042 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,230. There were 5.6% of families and 9.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 7.7% of under eighteens and 11.1% of those over 64.


  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. 383.