La Prairie Township, Clearwater County, Minnesota

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La Prairie Township is a township in Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 371 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 107.0 square miles (277.2 km²), of which, 99.6 square miles (257.9 km²) of it is land and 7.5 square miles (19.4 km²) of it (6.99%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 371 people, 109 households, and 92 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.7 people per square mile (1.4/km²). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 1.4/sq mi (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 22.10% White, 75.74% Native American, and 2.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.70% of the population.

There were 109 households out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.7% were non-families. 8.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40 and the average family size was 3.47.

In the township the population was spread out with 36.9% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $22,813. Males had a median income of $22,083 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the township was $11,949. About 38.5% of families and 43.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 53.3% of those under age 18 and 59.3% of those age 65 or over.

References

Bagley | Clearbrook | Gonvick | Leonard | Shevlin

Bear Creek | Clover | Copley | Dudley | Eddy | Falk | Greenwood | Hangaard | Holst | Itasca | La Prairie | Leon | Minerva | Moose Creek | Nora | Pine Lake | Popple | Rice | Shevlin | Sinclair | Winsor

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