Strand Township, Norman County, Minnesota

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Strand Township, Minnesota
Strand Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Strand Township, Minnesota
Strand Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°21′50″N 96°14′23″W / 47.36389°N 96.23972°W / 47.36389; -96.23972Coordinates: 47°21′50″N 96°14′23″W / 47.36389°N 96.23972°W / 47.36389; -96.23972
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Norman
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land 35.9 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,106 ft (337 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 129
 • Density 3.6/sq mi (1.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-63094[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665726[2]

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

Strand Township was organized in 1880, and named for the Norwegian-language word meaning "beach".[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 129 people, 49 households, and 39 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.6 people per square mile (1.4/km²). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 1.6/sq mi (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 84.50% White, 6.20% Native American, 2.33% from other races, and 6.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.43% of the population.

There were 49 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 134.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,214. There were 5.7% of families and 14.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 42.9% of under eighteens and none 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.