Deerfield Township, Cass County, Minnesota

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Deerfield Township, Minnesota
Deerfield Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Deerfield Township, Minnesota
Deerfield Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°50′1″N 94°33′49″W / 46.83361°N 94.56361°W / 46.83361; -94.56361Coordinates: 46°50′1″N 94°33′49″W / 46.83361°N 94.56361°W / 46.83361; -94.56361
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cass
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)
 • Land 32.4 sq mi (83.9 km2)
 • Water 3.5 sq mi (9.2 km2)
Elevation 1,483 ft (452 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 154
 • Density 4.8/sq mi (1.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-15220[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663943[2]

Deerfield Township is a township in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 154 as of the 2000 census.[3] Deerfield Township was named for the large population of deer within its borders.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93 km2), of which 32.4 square miles (84 km2) is land and 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) (9.86%) is water.


  • Cranberry Lake
  • Deer Lake
  • Duffy Lake
  • First Perch Lake
  • First Trestle Lake
  • Goose Lake
  • Haynes Lake
  • Lee Lake
  • Long Lake
  • North Haynes Lake
  • Ox Camp Lake
  • Perch Lake
  • Pine Mountain Lake (west half)
  • Second Perch Lake
  • Second Trestle Lake
  • Sleepy Island Lake
  • Third Perch Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 154 people, 53 households, and 41 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.8 people per square mile (1.8/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 3.6/sq mi (1.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.35% White and 0.65% Asian.

There were 53 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.4% were married couples living together, 1.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,944, and the median income for a family was $32,361. Males had a median income of $16,250 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,681. About 4.3% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.3% of those sixty five or over.