Ogema Township, Pine County, Minnesota

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Ogema Township, Minnesota
Ogema Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Ogema Township, Minnesota
Ogema Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°2′32″N 92°27′58″W / 46.04222°N 92.46611°W / 46.04222; -92.46611Coordinates: 46°2′32″N 92°27′58″W / 46.04222°N 92.46611°W / 46.04222; -92.46611
CountryUnited States
 • Total48.0 sq mi (124.4 km2)
 • Land46.8 sq mi (121.3 km2)
 • Water1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
997 ft (304 m)
 • Total298
 • Density6.4/sq mi (2.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-48148[1]
GNIS feature ID0665202[2]

Ogema Township is a township in Pine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 298 at the 2000 census.

Ogema is a name derived from the Ojibwe language meaning "chief".[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 48.0 square miles (124.4 km²), of which 46.8 square miles (121.3 km²) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) (2.54%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 298 people, 103 households, and 77 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.4 people per square mile (2.5/km²). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 4.4/sq mi (1.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 45.64% White, 3.02% African American, 48.99% Native American, 0.34% Asian, and 2.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 103 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 21.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $33,500. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $30,333 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,042. About 25.0% of families and 34.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 62.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.6% of those sixty five 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. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 413.