Lent Township, Chisago County, Minnesota

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Lent Township, Minnesota
Lent Township is located in Minnesota
Lent Township
Lent Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°24′46″N 92°58′0″W / 45.41278°N 92.96667°W / 45.41278; -92.96667Coordinates: 45°24′46″N 92°58′0″W / 45.41278°N 92.96667°W / 45.41278; -92.96667
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Chisago
 • Total 34.4 sq mi (89.1 km2)
 • Land 32.4 sq mi (84.0 km2)
 • Water 2.0 sq mi (5.1 km2)
Elevation 896 ft (273 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,091
 • Density 95/sq mi (36.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55079
Area code(s) 651
FIPS code 27-36440[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664753[2]
Website www.lenttownship.com

Lent Township is a township in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,091 as of the 2010 census,[3] up from 1,992 at the 2000 census.


Lent Township was organized in 1872, and named for Harvey Lent, a pioneer settler.[4]


Lent Township is located in western Chisago County and is bordered by Isanti and Anoka counties to the west, the cities of Stacy, Wyoming, and Chisago City to the south, Chisago Lake Township to the east, and the city of North Branch to the north.

Interstate 35 crosses the western side of the township, leading north to North Branch and south to Stacy. County 17 exit provides access within the township, while County 19 exit in Stacy provides access to the southern part of the township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.4 square miles (89.1 km2), of which 32.4 square miles (84.0 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.1 km2), or 5.74%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,992 people, 657 households, and 559 families residing in the township. The population density was 59.9 people per square mile (23.1/km²). There were 667 housing units at an average density of 20.1/sq mi (7.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.99% White, 0.10% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

There were 657 households out of which 46.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.5% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.8% were non-families. 10.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 36.5% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 108.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $61,163, and the median income for a family was $62,574. Males had a median income of $39,310 versus $31,098 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,089. About 0.7% of families and 1.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lent 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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