Shafer Township, Chisago County, Minnesota

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Shafer Township is a township in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 646 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.3 square miles (78.4 km²), of which, 30.0 square miles (77.6 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (0.99%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 646 people, 219 households, and 180 families residing in the township. The population density was 21.6 people per square mile (8.3/km²). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 7.8/sq mi (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.83% White, 1.24% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 219 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.8% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $59,375, and the median income for a family was $61,458. Males had a median income of $41,500 versus $22,222 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,983. About 1.0% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.


Center City | Chisago City | Harris | Lindstrom | North Branch | Rush City | Shafer | Stacy | Taylors Falls | Wyoming

Amador | Chisago Lake | Fish Lake | Franconia | Lent | Nessel | Rushseba | Shafer | Sunrise | Wyoming

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