Island Lake Township, Mahnomen 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: 47°27′28″N 95°39′2″W / 47.45778°N 95.65056°W / 47.45778; -95.65056Coordinates: 47°27′28″N 95°39′2″W / 47.45778°N 95.65056°W / 47.45778; -95.65056
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Mahnomen
 • Total 36.6 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 • Land 34.3 sq mi (88.8 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
Elevation 1,496 ft (456 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 218
 • Density 6.4/sq mi (2.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-31418[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664562[2]

Island Lake Township is a township in Mahnomen County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 218 at the 2000 census.

Island Lake Township was named for a local lake noted for its large lake island.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.6 square miles (95 km2), of which 34.3 square miles (89 km2) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) of it (6.34%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 218 people, 90 households, and 63 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.4 people per square mile (2.5/km²). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 8.0/sq mi (3.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 68.35% White, 20.18% Native American, 0.46% from other races, and 11.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 90 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $25,673, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $18,250 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,162. About 11.1% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 4.6% 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. 323.