Bowstring Lake, Minnesota

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Bowstring Lake is an unorganized territory in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,203 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the unorganized territory has a total area of 284.1 square miles (735.9 km²), of which, 215.4 square miles (557.8 km²) of it is land and 68.8 square miles (178.2 km²) of it (24.21%) is water.

About half the land area is part of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,203 people, 378 households, and 286 families residing in the unorganized territory. The population density was 5.6 people per square mile (2.2/km²). There were 635 housing units at an average density of 2.9/sq mi (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the unorganized territory was 36.66% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 61.35% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.16% of the population.

There were 378 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.18 and the average family size was 3.63.

In the unorganized territory the population was spread out with 37.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.

The median income for a household in the unorganized territory was $24,191, and the median income for a family was $27,019. Males had a median income of $24,904 versus $27,708 for females. The per capita income for the unorganized territory was $10,248. About 20.1% of families and 21.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 17.6% of those age 65 or over.


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