Carpenter Township, Minnesota
|• Total||106.1 sq mi (274.8 km2)|
|• Land||100.9 sq mi (261.3 km2)|
|• Water||5.2 sq mi (13.4 km2)|
|Elevation||1,381 ft (421 m)|
|• Density||1.7/sq mi (0.65/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0663755|
Carpenter Township was named for Seth Carpenter, an early settler.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 106.1 square miles (275 km2), of which 100.9 square miles (261 km2) is land and 5.2 square miles (13 km2), or 4.89%, is water.
A majority of the township is located within the George Washington State Forest of Itasca County.
As of the census of 2000, there were 208 people, 99 households, and 65 families residing in the township. The population density was 2.1 inhabitants per square mile (0.81/km2). There were 266 housing units at an average density of 2.6 per square mile (1.0/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.12% White, 1.92% Native American, and 0.96% from two or more races.
There were 99 households, out of which 9.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.38.
In the township the population was spread out, with 15.9% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 124.4 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $32,917. Males had a median income of $30,536 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,860. About 3.8% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 3.5% of those 65 or over.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Carpenter township, Itasca County, Minnesota". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
- Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 254.