Island Lake Township, Lyon County, Minnesota

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Island Lake Township, Minnesota
Island Lake Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Island Lake Township, Minnesota
Island Lake Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°25′21″N 96°1′44″W / 44.42250°N 96.02889°W / 44.42250; -96.02889Coordinates: 44°25′21″N 96°1′44″W / 44.42250°N 96.02889°W / 44.42250; -96.02889
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lyon
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Land 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 1,467 ft (447 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 208
 • Density 5.8/sq mi (2.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-31400[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664561[2]

Island Lake Township is a township in Lyon County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 208 at the 2000 census.

Island Lake Township was organized in 1879, and named for Island Lake.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (94 km2), of which 35.7 square miles (92 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (1.35%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 208 people, 76 households, and 63 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.8 people per square mile (2.2/km²). There were 78 housing units at an average density of 2.2/sq mi (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.67% White, 2.40% African American, 1.44% Native American, and 0.48% from two or more races.

There were 76 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.6% were married couples living together, and 17.1% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 108.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,688, and the median income for a family was $45,417. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $16,607 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,522. About 12.7% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 31.8% 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. 313.