Selma Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota
Selma Township, Minnesota
|• Total||36.1 sq mi (93.4 km2)|
|• Land||36.1 sq mi (93.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,214 ft (370 m)|
|• Density||5.3/sq mi (2.1/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0665576|
Selma Township was organized in 1874, and given the name of the first white birth within its borders.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.4 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 204 people, 84 households, and 64 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.7 people per square mile (2.2/km2). There were 90 housing units at an average density of 2.5/sq mi (1.0/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 92.65% White, 3.92% from other races, and 3.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.37% of the population.
There were 84 households, out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.78.
In the township the population was spread out, with 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.5 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $37,250, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,551. About 9.1% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.8% of those 65 or over.
Selma Township is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Selma Township is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22B, represented by Republican Rod Hamilton.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Selma township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
- Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 151.