Chippewa Falls Township, Pope County, Minnesota

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Chippewa Falls Township, Minnesota
Chippewa Falls' historic township hall, built in 1906 as a school
Chippewa Falls' historic township hall, built in 1906 as a school
Chippewa Falls Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Chippewa Falls Township, Minnesota
Chippewa Falls Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°31′43″N 95°18′15″W / 45.52861°N 95.30417°W / 45.52861; -95.30417Coordinates: 45°31′43″N 95°18′15″W / 45.52861°N 95.30417°W / 45.52861; -95.30417
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pope
 • Total 35.4 sq mi (91.6 km2)
 • Land 34.2 sq mi (88.7 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
Elevation 1,296 ft (395 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 231
 • Density 6.7/sq mi (2.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-11332[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663796[2]

Chippewa Falls Township is a township in Pope County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 231 at the 2000 census. It includes the unincorporated community of Terrace, Minnesota.

Chippewa Falls Township was named for the falls on the Chippewa River.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.3 square miles (91 km2), of which 34.2 square miles (89 km2) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) of it (3.17%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 231 people, 97 households, and 67 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.7 people per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 3.7/sq mi (1.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.57% White and 0.43% African American.

There were 97 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 2.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 32.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,071, and the median income for a family was $37,679. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,653. About 2.6% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". 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. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 431.