Pepin Township, Wabasha County, Minnesota

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Pepin Township, Minnesota
Pepin Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Pepin Township, Minnesota
Pepin Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°22′51″N 92°7′42″W / 44.38083°N 92.12833°W / 44.38083; -92.12833Coordinates: 44°22′51″N 92°7′42″W / 44.38083°N 92.12833°W / 44.38083; -92.12833
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wabasha
 • Total 21.6 sq mi (55.8 km2)
 • Land 17.6 sq mi (45.5 km2)
 • Water 4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)
Elevation 1,109 ft (338 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 471
 • Density 26.8/sq mi (10.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-50362[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665278[2]

Pepin Township is a township in Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 471 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Maple Springs, Camp Lacupolis and Reads Landing are located within the township.

Pepin Township was organized in 1858, and named after Lake Pepin.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.6 square miles (55.8 km²); 17.6 square miles (45.5 km²) of it is land and 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²) of it (18.51%) is water. The township contains three properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Precolumbian King Coulee Site, the 1870 Reads Landing School, and the 1940 Reads Landing Overlook.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 471 people, 170 households, and 131 families residing in the township. The population density was 26.8 people per square mile (10.4/km²). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 11.9/sq mi (4.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.30% White, 0.42% Native American, 0.85% Asian, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population.

There were 170 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.2% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,563, and the median income for a family was $51,563. Males had a median income of $32,000 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,741. About 5.3% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". 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. 558. 
  4. ^ "Minnesota National Register Properties Database". Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2018-02-11.