West Albany Township, Wabasha County, Minnesota

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West Albany Township, Minnesota
West Albany Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
West Albany Township, Minnesota
West Albany Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°17′45″N 92°14′21″W / 44.29583°N 92.23917°W / 44.29583; -92.23917Coordinates: 44°17′45″N 92°14′21″W / 44.29583°N 92.23917°W / 44.29583; -92.23917
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wabasha
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Land 35.6 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 919 ft (280 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 439
 • Density 12.3/sq mi (4.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-69178[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665954[2]

West Albany Township is a township in Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 439 at the 2000 census.

West Albany Township was organized in 1858, and named after its largest settlement, West Albany, Minnesota.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.5 km²); 35.6 square miles (92.1 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.45%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 439 people, 147 households, and 122 families residing in the township. The population density was 12.3 people per square mile (4.8/km²). There were 153 housing units at an average density of 4.3/sq mi (1.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.04% White, 0.91% Asian, 1.82% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.05% of the population.

There were 147 households out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 115.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,125, and the median income for a family was $53,000. Males had a median income of $34,688 versus $21,146 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,768. About 6.1% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 23.1% 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. 559.