Milaca Township, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota

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Milaca Township, Minnesota
Milaca Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Milaca Township, Minnesota
Milaca Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°46′41″N 93°41′0″W / 45.77806°N 93.68333°W / 45.77806; -93.68333Coordinates: 45°46′41″N 93°41′0″W / 45.77806°N 93.68333°W / 45.77806; -93.68333
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Mille Lacs
 • Total 32.7 sq mi (84.7 km2)
 • Land 32.5 sq mi (84.1 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 1,112 ft (339 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,617
 • Density 49/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56353
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-42128[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664971[2]

Milaca Township is a township in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,617 at the 2010 census.[3]

Milaca is a truncated form of Mille Lacs Lake.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.7 square miles (84.7 km2), of which 32.5 square miles (84.1 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 0.77%, is water.[5]


At the 2000 census,[1] there were 1,189 people, 411 households and 334 families residing in the township. The population density was 36.1 per square mile (14.0/km²). There were 427 housing units at an average density of 13.0/sq mi (5.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.65% White, 0.34% African American, 0.25% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 411 households of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.0% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.20.

Age distribution was 30.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

The median household income was $45,313, and the median family income was $50,074. Males had a median income of $32,356 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,403. About 3.2% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.