Sandstone Township, Pine County, Minnesota

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Sandstone Township, Minnesota
Sandstone Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Sandstone Township, Minnesota
Sandstone Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°5′59″N 92°48′3″W / 46.09972°N 92.80083°W / 46.09972; -92.80083Coordinates: 46°5′59″N 92°48′3″W / 46.09972°N 92.80083°W / 46.09972; -92.80083
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pine
 • Total 60.9 sq mi (157.6 km2)
 • Land 60.7 sq mi (157.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 1,063 ft (324 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,614
 • Density 26.6/sq mi (10.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55072
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-58414[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665547[2]

Sandstone Township is a township in Pine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,614 at the 2000 census.

Sandstone Township was named for sandstone outcroppings near the Kettle River.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 60.9 square miles (157.6 km²), of which 60.7 square miles (157.2 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.4 km²) (0.26%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,614 people, 278 households, and 211 families residing in the township. The population density was 26.6 people per square mile (10.3/km²). There were 358 housing units at an average density of 5.9/sq mi (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 75.71% White, 13.69% African American, 8.12% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.25% of the population.

There were 278 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.6% 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 2.76 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the township the population was spread out with 14.1% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 49.2% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 341.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 427.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,250, and the median income for a family was $53,438. Males had a median income of $29,401 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,193. About 3.5% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 10.7% 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. 414.