West Union Township, Todd County, Minnesota

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West Union Township, Minnesota
Township
West Union Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
West Union Township, Minnesota
West Union Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°48′30″N 95°3′57″W / 45.80833°N 95.06583°W / 45.80833; -95.06583Coordinates: 45°48′30″N 95°3′57″W / 45.80833°N 95.06583°W / 45.80833; -95.06583
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Todd
Area
 • Total 29.7 sq mi (76.8 km2)
 • Land 28.8 sq mi (74.7 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation 1,332 ft (406 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 312
 • Density 10.8/sq mi (4.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56389
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-69754[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665974[2]

West Union Township is a township in Todd County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 312 at the 2000 census.

West Union Township was organized in 1867.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.7 square miles (76.8 km²); 28.8 square miles (74.7 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it (2.73%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 312 people, 97 households, and 89 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.8 people per square mile (4.2/km²). There were 103 housing units at an average density of 3.6/sq mi (1.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.72% White, 0.96% Native American and 0.32% Asian.

There were 97 households out of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 84.5% were married couples living together, 1.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 8.2% were non-families. 8.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.22 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,406, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,175. About 9.1% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 25.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  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. 546.