Bowstring Township, Itasca County, Minnesota

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Bowstring Township, Minnesota
Bowstring Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Bowstring Township, Minnesota
Bowstring Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°33′48″N 93°50′3″W / 47.56333°N 93.83417°W / 47.56333; -93.83417Coordinates: 47°33′48″N 93°50′3″W / 47.56333°N 93.83417°W / 47.56333; -93.83417
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.0 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land26.6 sq mi (68.8 km2)
 • Water9.4 sq mi (24.3 km2)
1,322 ft (403 m)
 • Total230
 • Density6.4/sq mi (2.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)218
FIPS code27-07102[1]
GNIS feature ID0663638[2]

Bowstring Township is a township in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 230 at the 2010 census.[3]

Bowstring Township took its name from Bowstring Lake.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), of which 26.6 square miles (69 km2) is land and 9.4 square miles (24 km2), or 26.12%, is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 242 people, 101 households, and 77 families residing in the township. The population density was 9.1 people per square mile (3.5/km²). There were 259 housing units at an average density of 9.8/sq mi (3.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.87% White, 0.83% African American, 2.07% Native American, and 1.24% from two or more races.

There were 101 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,000, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,006. About 20.0% of families and 24.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.1% of those sixty five 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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Bowstring township, Itasca County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 253.