- Bay Lake Township, Crow Wing County, Minnesota
official_name = Bay Lake Township, Minnesota
settlement_type = Township
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Minnesota
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 93.9
area_land_km2 = 70.0
area_water_km2 = 23.9
area_total_sq_mi = 36.3
area_land_sq_mi = 27.0
area_water_sq_mi = 9.2
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 923
population_density_km2 = 13.2
population_density_sq_mi = 34.2
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 386
elevation_ft = 1266
latd = 46 |latm = 22 |lats = 35 |latNS = N
longd = 93 |longm = 52 |longs = 20 |longEW = W
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (93.9 km²), of which, 27.0 square miles (70.0 km²) of it is land and 9.2 square miles (23.9 km²) of it (25.48%) is water. The township encompasses Bay Lake as well as several smaller lakes.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 923 people, 421 households, and 306 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 34.2 people per square mile (13.2/km²). There were 1,335 housing units at an average density of 49.4/sq mi (19.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.48% White, 0.65% Native American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.
There were 421 households out of which 16.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.59.
In the township the population was spread out with 17.1% under the age of 18, 1.6% from 18 to 24, 17.0% from 25 to 44, 37.7% from 45 to 64, and 26.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 55 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $42,596, and the median income for a family was $48,558. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $26,563 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $26,194. About 6.3% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.baylk.com/community_interest/groups/BLTownship/baylake.prt.pdf Map of Bay Lake Township]
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