Elbow Lake Township, Grant County, Minnesota

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Elbow Lake Township, Minnesota
Elbow Lake Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Elbow Lake Township, Minnesota
Elbow Lake Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°58′15″N 96°4′11″W / 45.97083°N 96.06972°W / 45.97083; -96.06972Coordinates: 45°58′15″N 96°4′11″W / 45.97083°N 96.06972°W / 45.97083; -96.06972
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Grant
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Land 35.4 sq mi (91.7 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 1,125 ft (343 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 157
 • Density 4.4/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56531
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-18476[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664061[2]

Elbow Lake Township is a township in Grant County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 157 at the 2000 census.

Elbow Lake Township was organized in 1877, and named after the Elbow Lake.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92 km2), of which 35.4 square miles (92 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (0.90%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 157 people, 61 households, and 43 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.4 people per square mile (1.7/km²). There were 66 housing units at an average density of 1.9/sq mi (0.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.73% White, 0.64% Asian, and 0.64% from two or more races.

There were 61 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, and 29.5% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $25,250, and the median income for a family was $41,750. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,715. About 10.8% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or 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. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 214.