Amboy Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota

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Amboy Township, Minnesota
Amboy Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Amboy Township, Minnesota
Amboy Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°3′27″N 95°9′1″W / 44.05750°N 95.15028°W / 44.05750; -95.15028Coordinates: 44°3′27″N 95°9′1″W / 44.05750°N 95.15028°W / 44.05750; -95.15028
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Land35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,453 ft (443 m)
 • Total164
 • Density4.6/sq mi (1.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-01342[1]
GNIS feature ID0663427[2]

Amboy Township is a township in Cottonwood County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 164 at the 2010 census.[3]

Amboy Township was organized in 1872.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92 km2), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 172 people, 73 households, and 52 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.8 people per square mile (1.9/km²). There were 79 housing units at an average density of 2.2/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

There were 73 households out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married couples living together, 1.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 32.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $30,909 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,877. About 8.3% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


Amboy Township is located in Minnesota's 7th congressional district, represented by Collin Peterson, a Democrat. At the state level, Amboy Township is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22B, represented by Republican Rod Hamilton.


  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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Amboy township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
  4. ^ Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 149.