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Dane Prairie Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

Dane Prairie Township is a township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 892 at the 2000 census.

Dane Prairie Township, Minnesota
Dane Prairie Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Dane Prairie Township, Minnesota
Dane Prairie Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°14′17″N 95°57′11″W / 46.23806°N 95.95306°W / 46.23806; -95.95306Coordinates: 46°14′17″N 95°57′11″W / 46.23806°N 95.95306°W / 46.23806; -95.95306
CountryUnited States
CountyOtter Tail
 • Total35.8 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Land31.2 sq mi (80.9 km2)
 • Water4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)
1,273 ft (388 m)
 • Total892
 • Density28.6/sq mi (11.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-14644[1]
GNIS feature ID0663919[2]

Dane Prairie Township was organized in 1870, and named for its prairies originally settled chiefly by natives of Denmark.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (93 km2), of which 31.2 square miles (81 km2) of it is land and 4.5 square miles (12 km2) of it (12.69%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 892 people, 359 households, and 282 families residing in the township. The population density was 28.6 people per square mile (11.0/km²). There were 479 housing units at an average density of 15.3/sq mi (5.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.22% White, 0.11% African American, 0.45% Asian, and 0.22% from two or more races.

There were 359 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.1% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 33.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,232, and the median income for a family was $52,426. Males had a median income of $34,750 versus $23,611 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,630. About 1.1% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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. 393.