Munch Township, Pine County, Minnesota

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Munch Township, Minnesota
Munch Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Munch Township, Minnesota
Munch Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°57′13″N 92°50′50″W / 45.95361°N 92.84722°W / 45.95361; -92.84722Coordinates: 45°57′13″N 92°50′50″W / 45.95361°N 92.84722°W / 45.95361; -92.84722
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.1 sq mi (93.4 km2)
 • Land35.5 sq mi (91.9 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
922 ft (281 m)
 • Total222
 • Density6.3/sq mi (2.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-44764[1]
GNIS feature ID0665064[2]

Munch Township is a township in Pine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 222 at the 2000 census.

Munch Township was named for three brothers named Munch who worked as lumberman in the area.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.4 km²), of which 35.5 square miles (91.9 km²) is land and 0.6 square mile (1.5 km²) (1.58%) is water.


At the 2000 census there were 222 people in 97 households, including 65 families, in the township. The population density was 6.3 people per square mile (2.4/km²). There were 168 housing units at an average density of 4.7/sq mi (1.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.85% White, 1.80% Native American, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45%.[1]

Of the 97 households 20.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.8% of households were one person and 7.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.73.

The age distribution was 18.9% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% 65 or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median household income was $34,375 and the median family income was $35,938. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,588. About 7.2% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 412.