Wood Lake Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota

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Wood Lake Township, Minnesota
Wood Lake Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Wood Lake Township, Minnesota
Wood Lake Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°40′16″N 95°33′22″W / 44.67111°N 95.55611°W / 44.67111; -95.55611Coordinates: 44°40′16″N 95°33′22″W / 44.67111°N 95.55611°W / 44.67111; -95.55611
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Yellow Medicine
 • Total 35.2 sq mi (91.1 km2)
 • Land 34.3 sq mi (88.9 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
Elevation 1,030 ft (314 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 220
 • Density 6.4/sq mi (2.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56297
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-71464[1]
GNIS feature ID 0666041[2]

Wood Lake Township is a township in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 220 at the 2000 census.

Wood Lake Township was organized in 1873, and named after Wood Lake.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.2 square miles (91.1 km²); 34.3 square miles (88.9 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (2.47%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 220 people, 89 households, and 64 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.4 people per square mile (2.5/km²). There were 94 housing units at an average density of 2.7/sq mi (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.09% White, 0.45% Asian, and 0.45% from two or more races.

There were 89 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.4% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 111.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,250, and the median income for a family was $42,917. Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $21,042 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,331. About 7.2% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.7% of those sixty five 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. 597.