Fish Lake Township, Chisago County, Minnesota

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Fish Lake Township, Minnesota
Fish Lake Township is located in Minnesota
Fish Lake Township
Fish Lake Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°36′5″N 93°5′13″W / 45.60139°N 93.08694°W / 45.60139; -93.08694Coordinates: 45°36′5″N 93°5′13″W / 45.60139°N 93.08694°W / 45.60139; -93.08694
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Chisago
 • Total 34.7 sq mi (89.9 km2)
 • Land 32.2 sq mi (83.5 km2)
 • Water 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
Elevation 925 ft (282 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,012
 • Density 62/sq mi (24.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-21194[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664172[2]

Fish Lake Township is a township in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,012 at the 2010 census.[3]


Fish Lake Township was organized in 1868. It took its name from Fish Lake.[4]


The township is located in northwest Chisago County and is bordered to the west and south by Isanti County. To the east is the city of Harris. The unincorporated community of Stark is in the southeast part of the township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.7 square miles (89.9 km2), of which 32.2 square miles (83.5 km2) is land and 2.5 square miles (6.4 km2), or 7.14%, is water.[3] There are several lakes in the township, the largest of which are Goose Lake in the north, and Horseshoe Lake and Fish Lake in the southeast.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,723 people, 617 households, and 470 families residing in the township. The population density was 53.3 people per square mile (20.6/km²). There were 746 housing units at an average density of 23.1/sq mi (8.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.67% White, 0.17% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 617 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.2% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% 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 3.16.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,297, and the median income for a family was $60,648. Males had a median income of $39,148 versus $29,091 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,051. About 3.6% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fish Lake township, Chisago County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 108. 

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