Bay Lake Township, Crow Wing County, Minnesota

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Bay Lake Township, Minnesota
Bay Lake Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Bay Lake Township, Minnesota
Bay Lake Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°22′35″N 93°52′20″W / 46.37639°N 93.87222°W / 46.37639; -93.87222Coordinates: 46°22′35″N 93°52′20″W / 46.37639°N 93.87222°W / 46.37639; -93.87222
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Crow Wing
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Land 27.0 sq mi (70.0 km2)
 • Water 9.2 sq mi (23.9 km2)
Elevation 1,266 ft (386 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 923
 • Density 34.2/sq mi (13.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-04096[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663527[2]

Bay Lake Township is a township in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA. The population was 923 at the 2000 census. This township took its name from Bay Lake.[3]

Minnesota Highway 6 and Minnesota Highway 18 are two of the main arterial routes in the township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94 km2), of which 27.0 square miles (70 km2) of it is land and 9.2 square miles (24 km2) of it (25.48%) is water. The township encompasses Bay Lake as well as several smaller lakes.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 923 people, 421 households, and 306 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.2 people per square mile (13.2/km²). There were 1,335 housing units at an average density of 49.4/sq mi (19.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.48% White, 0.65% Native American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 421 households out of which 16.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.59.

In the township the population was spread out with 17.1% under the age of 18, 1.6% from 18 to 24, 17.0% from 25 to 44, 37.7% from 45 to 64, and 26.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 55 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,596, and the median income for a family was $48,558. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $26,563 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,194. About 6.3% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.


  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. ^ Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 155. 

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