Grove Lake Township, Pope County, Minnesota

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Grove Lake Township, Minnesota
Grove Lake Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Grove Lake Township, Minnesota
Grove Lake Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°37′28″N 95°12′4″W / 45.62444°N 95.20111°W / 45.62444; -95.20111Coordinates: 45°37′28″N 95°12′4″W / 45.62444°N 95.20111°W / 45.62444; -95.20111
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pope
 • Total 33.7 sq mi (87.3 km2)
 • Land 32.0 sq mi (82.9 km2)
 • Water 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
Elevation 1,352 ft (412 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 268
 • Density 8.4/sq mi (3.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-26162[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664360[2]

Grove Lake Township is a township in Pope County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 268 at the 2000 census.

The township took its name from Grove Lake.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.7 square miles (87 km2), of which 32.0 square miles (83 km2) of it is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) of it (5.10%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 268 people, 102 households, and 77 families residing in the township. The population density was 8.4 people per square mile (3.2/km²). There were 154 housing units at an average density of 4.8/sq mi (1.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.

There were 102 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 117.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $42,083. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,170. About 7.6% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.0% 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.