Prairie Lake Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Prairie Lake Township, Minnesota
Prairie Lake Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Prairie Lake Township, Minnesota
Prairie Lake Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°47′39″N 92°58′34″W / 46.79417°N 92.97611°W / 46.79417; -92.97611Coordinates: 46°47′39″N 92°58′34″W / 46.79417°N 92.97611°W / 46.79417; -92.97611
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 • Land 35.4 sq mi (91.7 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 1,260 ft (384 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 50
 • Density 1.4/sq mi (0.54/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-52306[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665349[2]

Prairie Lake Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 50 at the 2010 census.[3]

Balsam Road, Moen Road, and Graff Road pass through the township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92 km2); 35.4 square miles (92 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), or 0.81%, is water.

Prairie Lake Township is located in the southwest part of Saint Louis County. State Highway 73 (MN 73) is nearby.

The Prairie River flows through the township.

The northern and west–central portions of Prairie Lake Township are located within the Savanna State Forest.

Adjacent townships, cities, and communities[edit]

The following are adjacent to Prairie Lake Township :


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 51 people, 20 households, and 15 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.4 people per square mile (0.6/km²). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 1.3/sq mi (0.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 20 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the township was $8,914. There were 31.3% of families and 32.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 46.3% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.