Pokegama Township, Pine County, Minnesota

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Pokegama Township, Minnesota
Pokegama Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Pokegama Township, Minnesota
Pokegama Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°51′47″N 93°1′0″W / 45.86306°N 93.01667°W / 45.86306; -93.01667Coordinates: 45°51′47″N 93°1′0″W / 45.86306°N 93.01667°W / 45.86306; -93.01667
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pine
 • Total 55.0 sq mi (142.5 km2)
 • Land 51.6 sq mi (133.7 km2)
 • Water 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
Elevation 935 ft (285 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,570
 • Density 49.8/sq mi (19.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-51784[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665330[2]
Website http://www.pokegamatownship.com/

Pokegama Township is a township in Pine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,570 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 55.0 square miles (142.5 km²), of which 51.6 square miles (133.7 km²) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²) (6.20%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,570 people, 994 households, and 761 families residing in the township. The population density was 49.8 people per square mile (19.2/km²). There were 1,468 housing units at an average density of 28.4/sq mi (11.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.29% White, 0.19% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.16% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 994 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,604, and the median income for a family was $44,559. Males had a median income of $29,417 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,027. About 5.2% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.