Perch Lake Township, Carlton County, Minnesota

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Perch Lake Township is a township in Carlton County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 998 as of the 2000 census.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.7 km²), of which 34.7 square miles (89.7 km²) is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²) (5.20%) is water.

Unincorporated towns

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)


  • Big Lake
  • Cedar Lake
  • Hardwood Lake
  • Perch Lake (east three-quarters)
  • Sofie Lake

Adjacent townships


The township contains these three cemeteries: Big Lake Indian Catholic, Perch Lake and Methodist Indian.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 998 people, 385 households, and 277 families residing in the township. The population density was 28.8 people per square mile (11.1/km²). There were 506 housing units at an average density of 14.6/sq mi (5.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 75.05% White, 22.14% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 2.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

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