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Western is a township in Otter Tail County, in the Fergus Falls metro area.
The latitude of Western is 46.149N. The longitude is -96.203W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,079 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 142.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Western demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Otter Tail County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56522 ZIP code.
45% of Western residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Western ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Western was $16,961, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Western residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Western, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $450. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $950.
Otter Tail County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Western political report.
The average commute time for Western workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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