Sodus Township, Lyon County, Minnesota

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Sodus Township, Minnesota
Sodus Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Sodus Township, Minnesota
Sodus Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°19′23″N 95°47′15″W / 44.32306°N 95.78750°W / 44.32306; -95.78750Coordinates: 44°19′23″N 95°47′15″W / 44.32306°N 95.78750°W / 44.32306; -95.78750
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyLyon
Area
 • Total36.3 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Land36.3 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
1,332 ft (406 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total282
 • Density7.8/sq mi (3.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-61042[1]
GNIS feature ID0665638[2]

Sodus Township is a township in Lyon County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 282 at the 2000 census.

Sodus Township was organized in 1876, and named after Sodus, New York.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94.1 km²), of which 36.3 square miles (94.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.05%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 282 people, 102 households, and 83 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.8 people per square mile (3.0/km²). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 2.9/sq mi (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.16% White, 2.48% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.48% of the population.

There were 102 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.5% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,063, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $33,214 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,986. About 3.7% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.6% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. 314.