Boon Lake Township, Renville County, Minnesota

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Boon Lake Township, Minnesota
Boon Lake Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Boon Lake Township, Minnesota
Boon Lake Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°50′18″N 94°33′16″W / 44.83833°N 94.55444°W / 44.83833; -94.55444Coordinates: 44°50′18″N 94°33′16″W / 44.83833°N 94.55444°W / 44.83833; -94.55444
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Renville
 • Total 39.2 sq mi (101.5 km2)
 • Land 37.3 sq mi (96.5 km2)
 • Water 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
Elevation 1,079 ft (329 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 400
 • Density 10.7/sq mi (4.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-06976[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663633[2]

Boon Lake Township is a township in Renville County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 400 at the 2000 census.


Boon Lake Township was organized in 1870, and named after Boon Lake.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 39.2 square miles (102 km2); 37.3 square miles (97 km2) of it is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) of it (4.85%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 400 people, 151 households, and 115 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.7 people per square mile (4.1/km²). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 4.7/sq mi (1.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.50% White, 1.50% Asian, 0.75% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 151 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 119.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,792, and the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $32,321 versus $24,643 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,541. About 5.4% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Notable people from Boon Lake have included Charles D. McEwen, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1890s,[4] and his granddaughter Sarah Ramsland, who moved to Canada and became in 1918 the first woman ever elected to serve in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.


  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. 456. 
  4. ^ Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge, History of Renville County Minnesota, Vol. 1. H. C. Cooper Jr, & Co., Chicago (1916).