Mayhew Lake Township, Benton County, Minnesota

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Mayhew Lake Township, Minnesota
Mayhew Lake Township is located in Minnesota
Mayhew Lake Township
Mayhew Lake Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°41′17″N 94°2′56″W / 45.68806°N 94.04889°W / 45.68806; -94.04889Coordinates: 45°41′17″N 94°2′56″W / 45.68806°N 94.04889°W / 45.68806; -94.04889
CountryUnited States
 • Total37.0 sq mi (95.8 km2)
 • Land36.7 sq mi (95.1 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
1,129 ft (344 m)
 • Total831
 • Density23/sq mi (8.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-41192[1]
GNIS feature ID0664935[2]

Mayhew Lake Township is a township in Benton County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 831 as of the 2010 census.[3] Mayhew Lake Township was named for George V. Mayhew, an early settler of Benton County who became a state legislator.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.0 square miles (95.8 km2), of which 36.7 square miles (95.1 km2) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2), or 0.66%, is water.[3]

Unincorporated communities[edit]


  • Mayhew Lake
  • Unnamed Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains three cemeteries: Polish Lutheran Church, Saint John's and Saint Marys.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 804 people, 253 households, and 205 families residing in the township. The population density was 21.8 people per square mile (8.4/km²). There were 260 housing units at an average density of 7.1/sq mi (2.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.63% White, 0.50% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 253 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 13.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.18 and the average family size was 3.59.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,750, and the median income for a family was $52,250. Males had a median income of $32,212 versus $23,203 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,553. About 3.3% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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): Mayhew Lake township, Benton County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 50.