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Dassel Township, Minnesota

Dassel Township is a township located in Meeker County, Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 1,361.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 88.8 km² (34.3 mi²). 78.2 km² (30.2 mi²) of it is land and 10.5 km² (4.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 11.88% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,361 people, 464 households, and 382 families residing in the township. The population density is 17.4/km² (45.1/mi²). There are 558 housing units at an average density of 7.1/km² (18.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 97.87% White, 0.00% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 464 households out of which 39.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.1% are married couples living together, 1.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.5% are non-families. 14.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.93 and the average family size is 3.25.

In the township the population is spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 108.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $54,167, and the median income for a family is $57,434. Males have a median income of $36,875 versus $30,750 for females. The per capita income for the township is $19,845. 3.5% of the population and 2.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 1.0% are under the age of 18 and 13.4% are 65 or older.

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