Ash Lake Township, Lincoln County, Minnesota

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Ash Lake Township, Minnesota
Ash Lake Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Ash Lake Township, Minnesota
Ash Lake Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°25′23″N 96°15′6″W / 44.42306°N 96.25167°W / 44.42306; -96.25167Coordinates: 44°25′23″N 96°15′6″W / 44.42306°N 96.25167°W / 44.42306; -96.25167
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lincoln
 • Total 36.7 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 • Land 36.1 sq mi (93.4 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation 1,722 ft (525 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 177
 • Density 4.9/sq mi (1.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-02476[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663466[2]

Ash Lake Township is a township in Lincoln County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 177 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.7 square miles (95 km2), of which 36.1 square miles (93 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (1.64%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 177 people, 72 households, and 52 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.9 people per square mile (1.9/km²). There were 76 housing units at an average density of 2.1/sq mi (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 72 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 16.9% from 25 to 44, 32.8% 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 115.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 127.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,750, and the median income for a family was $32,000. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $12,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,639. About 28.8% of families and 30.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.0% of those sixty five or over.