Barclay Township, Cass County, Minnesota

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Barclay Township, Minnesota
Barclay Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Barclay Township, Minnesota
Barclay Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°45′31″N 94°22′41″W / 46.75861°N 94.37806°W / 46.75861; -94.37806Coordinates: 46°45′31″N 94°22′41″W / 46.75861°N 94.37806°W / 46.75861; -94.37806
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cass
 • Total 15.0 sq mi (38.9 km2)
 • Land 14.0 sq mi (36.2 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Elevation 1,319 ft (402 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 516
 • Density 36.9/sq mi (14.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56474
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-03538[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663505[2]

Barclay Township is a township in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2000 census, its population was 516.[3] Barclay Township was named for an early settler.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Barclay Township covers an area of 15.03 square miles (38.92 square kilometers); of this, 1.06 square miles (2.75 square kilometers) or 7.07 percent is water.

The entire city of Chickamaw Beach and the north quarter of the city of Pine River are located within Barclay Township geographically but are separate entities.

Adjacent townships[edit]

Major highways[edit]


  • Ding Pot Lake
  • Horseshoe Lake
  • Little Sand Lake
  • Lizotte Lake
  • Lake Hattie (south edge)
  • Norway Lake (northeast half)
  • Swede Lake

School districts[edit]

  • Pine River–Backus

Political districts[edit]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 516 people, 212 households, and 146 families residing in the township. The population density was 36.9 people per square mile (14.3/km²). There were 285 housing units at an average density of 20.4/sq mi (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.71% White, 0.19% African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.58% Asian, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.94% of the population.

There were 212 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,039, and the median income for a family was $36,058. Males had a median income of $30,972 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,215. About 2.9% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 87.