Itasca Township, Clearwater County, Minnesota

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Itasca Township, Minnesota
Itasca Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Itasca Township, Minnesota
Itasca Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°17′7″N 95°14′28″W / 47.28528°N 95.24111°W / 47.28528; -95.24111Coordinates: 47°17′7″N 95°14′28″W / 47.28528°N 95.24111°W / 47.28528; -95.24111
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Clearwater
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Land 34.4 sq mi (89.0 km2)
 • Water 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Elevation 1,509 ft (460 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 136
 • Density 4.0/sq mi (1.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-31508[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664566[2]

Itasca Township is a township in Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 136 at the 2000 census.


Itasca Township was organized in 1897.[3] The township took its name from Lake Itasca.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (93 km2), of which, 34.4 square miles (89 km2) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) of it (4.13%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 136 people, 56 households, and 42 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.0 people per square mile (1.5/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 3.4/sq mi (1.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.18% White, 1.47% African American, 2.21% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 56 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,296. There were 5.3% of families and 8.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 8.3% of those over 64.


  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. ^ "Tracing townships, settlement names". Farmers Independent. February 20, 2002. p. 7. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 122.