Thomastown Township, Wadena County, Minnesota

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Thomastown Township, Minnesota
Township
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Thomastown Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°24′58″N94°50′10″W / 46.41611°N 94.83611°W / 46.41611; -94.83611 Coordinates: 46°24′58″N94°50′10″W / 46.41611°N 94.83611°W / 46.41611; -94.83611
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wadena
Area
  Total 42.0 sq mi (108.7 km2)
  Land 41.0 sq mi (106.1 km2)
  Water 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Elevation 1,302 ft (397 m)
Population (2000)
  Total 714
  Density 17.4/sq mi (6.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56481
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-64624 [1]
GNIS feature ID 0665781 [2]

Thomastown Township is a township in Wadena County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 714 at the 2000 census.

Wadena County, Minnesota County in the United States

Wadena County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,843. Its county seat is Wadena. The county was formed in 1858 and organized in 1873.

Minnesota State of the United States of America

Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord.

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Thomastown Township was named for Thomas Scott, an early settler. [3]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 42.0 square miles (108.7 km²); 41.0 square miles (106.1 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it (2.41%) is water.

United States Census Bureau bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

The Crow Wing River is joined by its tributaries the Leaf and Partridge Rivers in the township. One property within the township, the Old Wadena Historic District, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [4]

Crow Wing River river in the United States of America

The Crow Wing River is a 113-mile-long (182 km) tributary of the Mississippi River in Minnesota, United States. The river rises at an elevation of about 1391 feet in a chain of 11 lakes in southern Hubbard County, Minnesota, and flows generally south, then east, entering the Mississippi at Crow Wing State Park northwest of Little Falls, Minnesota. Its name is a loose translation from the Ojibwe language Gaagaagiwigwani-ziibi. A wing-shaped island at its mouth accounts for the river's name. Because of its many campsites and its undeveloped shores, the Crow Wing River is considered one of the state's best "wilderness" routes for canoeists; although it is shallow, it is nearly always deep enough for canoeing.

Leaf River (Minnesota) tributary of the Crow Wing River in Minnesota, United States of America

The Leaf River is a 43.6-mile-long (70.2 km) tributary of the Crow Wing River in west-central Minnesota in the United States. Via the Crow Wing, it is part of the Mississippi River watershed.

Old Wadena Historic District

The Old Wadena Historic District is a concentration of historical archaeology sites now largely contained within Old Wadena County Park in Thomastown Township, Minnesota, United States. Features include the sites of four successive trading posts established in 1782, 1792, 1825, and 1856; the original townsite of Wadena on the Red River Trails; and the county's first farm. The town was later moved 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south to its present location. The historic district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 for having state-level significance in the themes of agriculture, non-aboriginal archaeology, and transportation. It was nominated for its archaeological potential at the seminal site of Euro-American activity in Wadena County, Minnesota.

Demographics

As of the census [1] of 2000, there were 714 people, 251 households, and 211 families residing in the township. The population density was 17.4 people per square mile (6.7/km²). There were 311 housing units at an average density of 7.6/sq mi (2.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.60% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 251 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.5% were married couples living together, 0.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.08.

Marriage social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,000, and the median income for a family was $50,417. Males had a median income of $31,944 versus $20,804 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,017. About 7.1% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

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References

  1. 1 2 "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. 562.
  4. "Old Wadena Historic District". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2015-06-19.