Star Lake Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

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Star Lake Township, Minnesota
Star Lake Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Star Lake Township, Minnesota
Star Lake Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°30′16″N 95°50′2″W / 46.50444°N 95.83389°W / 46.50444; -95.83389Coordinates: 46°30′16″N 95°50′2″W / 46.50444°N 95.83389°W / 46.50444; -95.83389
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Otter Tail
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Land 25.0 sq mi (64.8 km2)
 • Water 10.7 sq mi (27.8 km2)
Elevation 1,332 ft (406 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 410
 • Density 16.4/sq mi (6.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-62554[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665701[2]

Star Lake Township is a township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 410 at the 2000 census.

Star Lake Township was organized in 1880.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.6 km²), of which 25.0 square miles (64.8 km²) of it is land and 10.8 square miles (27.8 km²) of it (30.05%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 410 people, 168 households, and 117 families residing in the township. The population density was 16.4 people per square mile (6.3/km²). There were 483 housing units at an average density of 19.3/sq mi (7.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.76% White, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 168 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 33.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 121.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $29,500, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $20,682 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,736. About 7.7% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 10.1% 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. 398.