Leven Township, Pope County, Minnesota

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Leven Township, Minnesota
The Daniel Pennie House, the 1870s house of a Scottish immigrant, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]
The Daniel Pennie House, the 1870s house of a Scottish immigrant, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]
Leven Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Leven Township, Minnesota
Leven Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°43′35″N 95°20′9″W / 45.72639°N 95.33583°W / 45.72639; -95.33583Coordinates: 45°43′35″N 95°20′9″W / 45.72639°N 95.33583°W / 45.72639; -95.33583
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pope
 • Total 35.5 sq mi (91.8 km2)
 • Land 32.7 sq mi (84.8 km2)
 • Water 2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)
Elevation 1,381 ft (421 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 528
 • Density 16.1/sq mi (6.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-36764[2]
GNIS feature ID 0664768[3]

Leven Township is a township in Pope County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 528 at the 2000 census. The township, as well as Lake Leven within its borders, were named after Loch Leven in Scotland, where one of the area's early pioneers grew up.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.5 square miles (91.8 km²), of which 32.7 square miles (84.7 km²) of it is land and 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²) of it (7.70%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 528 people, 205 households, and 152 families residing in the township. The population density was 16.1 people per square mile (6.2/km²). There were 408 housing units at an average density of 12.5/sq mi (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.81% White and 0.19% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 205 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 111.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,705, and the median income for a family was $45,156. Males had a median income of $33,000 versus $16,842 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,197. About 3.3% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Dennis A. Gimmestad, Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form, National Park Service, September 1980; copy accessed from "Pennie, Daniel, House" file, State Historic Preservation Office in the Minnesota History Center.