Pike Creek Township, Morrison County, Minnesota

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Pike Creek Township, Minnesota
Pike Creek Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Pike Creek Township, Minnesota
Pike Creek Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°58′25″N 94°25′11″W / 45.97361°N 94.41972°W / 45.97361; -94.41972Coordinates: 45°58′25″N 94°25′11″W / 45.97361°N 94.41972°W / 45.97361; -94.41972
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Morrison
 • Total 33.8 sq mi (87.5 km2)
 • Land 33.6 sq mi (87.0 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 1,135 ft (346 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 932
 • Density 27.7/sq mi (10.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-50866[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665296[2]

Pike Creek Township is a township in Morrison County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 932 at the 2000 census.

Pike Creek Township was organized in 1880, and named after Pike Creek.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.8 square miles (87.5 km²), of which 33.6 square miles (87.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.50%) is water.

It lies to the west of the Mississippi River.

State Highways 27 and 238 are two of the main routes in the township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 932 people, 316 households, and 257 families residing in the township. The population density was 27.7 people per square mile (10.7/km²). There were 323 housing units at an average density of 9.6/sq mi (3.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.39% White, 0.11% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.11% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 316 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,882, and the median income for a family was $47,273. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $21,905 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,883. About 3.8% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 16.1% 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. 354.