Barsness Township, Pope County, Minnesota

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Barsness Township, Minnesota
Barsness Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Barsness Township, Minnesota
Barsness Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°32′45″N 95°25′44″W / 45.54583°N 95.42889°W / 45.54583; -95.42889Coordinates: 45°32′45″N 95°25′44″W / 45.54583°N 95.42889°W / 45.54583; -95.42889
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.3 sq mi (91.4 km2)
 • Land33.1 sq mi (85.7 km2)
 • Water2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
1,227 ft (374 m)
 • Total138
 • Density4.2/sq mi (1.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-03754[1]
GNIS feature ID0663514[2]

Barsness Township is a township in Pope County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 138 at the 2000 census.

Barsness Township was named for brothers Erik N. Barsness, Nels N. Barsness, and Ole N. Barsness, Norwegian settlers.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.3 square miles (91 km2), of which 33.1 square miles (86 km2) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it (6.21%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 138 people, 50 households, and 39 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.2 people per square mile (1.6/km²). There were 60 housing units at an average density of 1.8/sq mi (0.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.28% White and 0.72% Native American.

There were 50 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.0% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 119.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $28,333 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,867. There were 5.6% of families and 5.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 28.6% of those over 64.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 431.