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Brandsvold township, MN map Land area: 34.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population: 241 (all rural)
Males: 129  (53.5%)
Females: 112  (46.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 241 (194 owner occupied, 47 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

25%


Races in Brandsvold township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.9%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%

Median age of males: 44.8
Median age of females: 47.5

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Average household size: 2.54

Brandsvold township:

2.5 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.88

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,040 ($39,000 in 1999)
This township:

$46,040
Minnesota:

$55,616

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $262 (lower quartile is $240, upper quartile is $296)
Here:

$262
State:

$683

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $93,816 (it was $66,400 in 2000)
Brandsvold township:

$93,816
Minnesota:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,437 - $139,388

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $152,239
Here:

$152,239
State:

$247,637

Mobile homes: $186,575
Here:

$186,575
State:

$34,666
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

9.8%
Whole state:

7.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.1%
Whole state:

3.2%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Fosston Golf Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Brandsvold township: Froen Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Poplar River Cemetery (1), Froen Lutheran Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Volden Lake (A), Vigoren Lake (B), Strand Lake (C), Round Lake (D), Overby Lake (E), Ouff Lake (F), Olson Lake (G), Kelly Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Brandsvold township include: Hill River State Wildlife Management Area (1), Brandsvold State Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (100% naturalized citizens)

Brandsvold township:  1.7%
State:  5.3%

82% of Brandsvold township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Minnesota.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 194
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 30
  • South: 0
  • West: 7

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Brandsvold township, Minnesota satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 0.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 100
  • Mobile homes: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $95,000


Housing units in Brandsvold township with a mortgage: 14 (2 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1980 to 1989: 8
  • 1970 to 1979: 7
  • 1960 to 1969: 2
  • 1950 to 1959: 6
  • 1940 to 1949: 2
  • 1939 or earlier: 71

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Brandsvold township, Minnesota:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 8
  • 6 rooms: 17
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9 or more rooms: 15

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brandsvold township, Minnesota:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 2
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Brandsvold township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 3
  • 3 bedrooms: 44
  • 4 bedrooms: 27
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brandsvold township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

Cars and other vehicles available in Brandsvold township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 11
  • 2 vehicles: 35
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Cars and other vehicles available in Brandsvold township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 3
  • 2 vehicles: 6
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Gasoline stations (6%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Food and beverage stores (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (25%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Brandsvold township:

  • Norwegian (69.1%)
  • German (12.6%)
  • Swedish (8.4%)
  • Irish (2.6%)
  • Czech (2.1%)
  • English (1.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.0%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Russia (50%)
  • Philippines (50%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 88 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 8 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 17 (15%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)

96.4% of residents of Brandsvold township speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 235
  • In family households: 216 (64 male householders, 5 female householders)
    70 spouses, 77 children (73 natural, 4 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 19 (7 male householders (7 living alone)), 12 female householders (12 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 29 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 4 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 19 1-person,

48 married couples with children.
11 single-parent households (3 men, 8 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

5.7%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Minnesota:

24.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Brandsvold township:

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