Spruce Grove Township, Becker County, Minnesota

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Spruce Grove Township, Minnesota
Spruce Grove Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Spruce Grove Township, Minnesota
Spruce Grove Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°45′47″N 95°21′50″W / 46.76306°N 95.36389°W / 46.76306; -95.36389Coordinates: 46°45′47″N 95°21′50″W / 46.76306°N 95.36389°W / 46.76306; -95.36389
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Becker
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 • Land 35.6 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 1,542 ft (470 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 358
 • Density 10.1/sq mi (3.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-62212[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665685[2]

Spruce Grove Township is a township in Becker County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 358 as of the 2000 census.[3]


Spruce Grove Township was organized in 1889.[4] It was named for the abundant growth of evergreens.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.4 km²), of which 35.6 square miles (92.1 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) (0.31%) is water.

The south quarter of the city of Wolf Lake is within this township geographically but is a separate entity.

Major highways[edit]


  • Lake Katie (west three-quarters)
  • Mud Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these two cemeteries: Bethany and Spruce Grove.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 358 people, 131 households, and 94 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.1 people per square mile (3.9/km²). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 4.2/sq mi (1.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.09% White, 0.28% Native American, 2.79% Asian, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.

There were 131 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $25,341, and the median income for a family was $38,036. Males had a median income of $24,861 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,135. About 2.1% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.