Dieter Township, Roseau County, Minnesota

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Dieter Township, Minnesota
Signpost for Ross, a community in Dieter Township
Signpost for Ross, a community in Dieter Township
Dieter Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Dieter Township, Minnesota
Dieter Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 48°57′24″N 95°57′13″W / 48.95667°N 95.95361°W / 48.95667; -95.95361Coordinates: 48°57′24″N 95°57′13″W / 48.95667°N 95.95361°W / 48.95667; -95.95361
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Roseau
 • Total 44.4 sq mi (115.0 km2)
 • Land 44.4 sq mi (115.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,040 ft (317 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 162
 • Density 3.6/sq mi (1.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-15958[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663979[2]

Dieter Township is a township in Roseau County, Minnesota, United States located along the Canada–US border. The population was 162 at the 2000 census. Dieter Township contains the unincorporated communities of Pinecreek and Ross.

Dieter Township was named for Martin Van Buren Dieter, an early settler.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 44.4 square miles (115 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 162 people, 65 households, and 51 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.6 people per square mile (1.4/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 1.7/sq mi (0.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.77% White, 0.62% Asian, 0.62% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 65 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,875, and the median income for a family was $47,143. Males had a median income of $30,455 versus $31,667 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,128. None of the families and 5.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 10.7% of those over 64.

It is served by the unusual Piney Pinecreek Border Airport, which has a runway across the international border.


  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. 471.