Pine Lake Township, Cass County, Minnesota

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Pine Lake Township, Minnesota
Pine Lake Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Pine Lake Township, Minnesota
Pine Lake Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°2′16″N 94°20′36″W / 47.03778°N 94.34333°W / 47.03778; -94.34333Coordinates: 47°2′16″N 94°20′36″W / 47.03778°N 94.34333°W / 47.03778; -94.34333
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cass
 • Total 34.4 sq mi (89.1 km2)
 • Land 28.4 sq mi (73.7 km2)
 • Water 6.0 sq mi (15.4 km2)
Elevation 1,444 ft (440 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 170
 • Density 6.0/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-51172[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665305[2]

Pine Lake Township is a township in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 170 as of the 2000 census.[3] This township took its name from Pine Lake.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.4 square miles (89.1 km²), of which 28.4 square miles (73.7 km²) is land and 6.0 square miles (15.4 km²) (17.33%) is water.

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Major highways[edit]


  • Baby Lake (north edge)
  • Barnum Lake (north half)
  • Cedar Lake
  • Cranberry Lake
  • Emery Lake
  • Goose Lake
  • Hagen Lake
  • Haynes Lake
  • Hazel Lake
  • Horseshoe Lake
  • Lauer Lake
  • Leech Lake (south edge)
  • Little Silver Lake (west edge)
  • Mann Lake (north edge)
  • Moccasin Lake
  • Mud Lake
  • North Stocking Lake
  • Oak Lake
  • Pine Lake
  • Pollywog Lake
  • Popple Lake
  • Rat Lake
  • South Stocking Lake
  • Silver Lake (vast majority)
  • Spearns Lake
  • Tepee Lake (east half)
  • Twin Lakes
  • Wawa Lake
  • Weed Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 170 people, 81 households, and 52 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.0 people per square mile (2.3/km²). There were 262 housing units at an average density of 9.2/sq mi (3.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 88.24% White, 4.71% Native American, 1.18% Asian, and 5.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 81 households out of which 17.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.57.

In the township the population was spread out with 14.1% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 40.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 109.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $51,667. Males had a median income of $30,156 versus $28,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,201. About 4.3% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 22.6% of those sixty five or over.