Amiret Township, Minnesota
|• Total||36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)|
|• Land||36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,207 ft (368 m)|
|• Density||6.3/sq mi (2.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0663429|
Amiret Township was originally called Madison Township, and under the latter name was organized in 1874. The present name, adopted in 1879, is for Amiretta Sykes, the wife of a railroad official.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 230 people, 85 households, and 71 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.3 inhabitants per square mile (2.4/km2). There were 95 housing units at an average density of 2.6 per square mile (1.0/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.
There were 85 households, out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 83.5% were married couples living together, and 15.3% were non-families. 11.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the township the population was spread out, with 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $49,375, and the median income for a family was $55,250. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,683. About 9.5% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those 65 or over.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 311.
- Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 37.