Birch Creek Township, Pine County, Minnesota

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Birch Creek Township, Minnesota
Birch Creek Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Birch Creek Township, Minnesota
Birch Creek Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°22′45″N 92°58′49″W / 46.37917°N 92.98028°W / 46.37917; -92.98028Coordinates: 46°22′45″N 92°58′49″W / 46.37917°N 92.98028°W / 46.37917; -92.98028
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.1 sq mi (90.9 km2)
 • Land35.1 sq mi (90.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
1,316 ft (401 m)
 • Total217
 • Density6.2/sq mi (2.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-05986[1]
GNIS feature ID0663595[2]

Birch Creek Township is a township in Pine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 217 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.1 square miles (91 km2), of which 35.1 square miles (91 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.06%) is water.


At the 2000 census there were 217 people in 93 households, including 63 families, in the township. The population density was 6.2 people per square mile (2.4/km²). There were 134 housing units at an average density of 3.8/sq mi (1.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 212 White, one African American, two Native American, one Asian, and one from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were one of the population.[1] Of the 93 households 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 28.0% of households were one person and 12.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.81.

The age distribution was 17.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 33.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% 65 or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.7 males.

The median household income was $37,344 and the median family income was $42,250. Males had a median income of $25,500 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,839. About 5.6% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.1% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.