Chengwatana Township, Pine County, Minnesota

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Chengwatana Township, Minnesota
Chengwatana Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Chengwatana Township, Minnesota
Chengwatana Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°52′5″N 92°51′49″W / 45.86806°N 92.86361°W / 45.86806; -92.86361Coordinates: 45°52′5″N 92°51′49″W / 45.86806°N 92.86361°W / 45.86806; -92.86361
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pine
 • Total 47.3 sq mi (122.4 km2)
 • Land 45.8 sq mi (118.5 km2)
 • Water 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
Elevation 928 ft (283 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 809
 • Density 17.7/sq mi (6.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55063
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-11098[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663789[2]

Chengwatana Township is a township in Pine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 809 at the 2000 census. Chengwatana Township was organized in 1874.[3] Its name is derived from the Ojibwe Zhingwaadena (White-pine Town), applied originally to an Ojibwe village located at the confluence of the Snake River with the St. Croix River. Neighbouring Pine City Township and the City of Pine City get their names from the English translation of Chengwatana.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 47.3 square miles (123 km2), of which 45.8 square miles (119 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (3.20%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 809 people, 290 households, and 218 families residing in the township. The population density was 17.7 people per square mile (6.8/km²). There were 480 housing units at an average density of 10.5/sq mi (4.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.15% White, 0.25% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.25% Asian, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 290 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 114.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,429, and the median income for a family was $50,938. Males had a median income of $33,542 versus $23,269 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,974. About 6.6% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 16.9% 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. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 411.