Eagle Township, Carlton County, Minnesota

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Eagle Township, Minnesota
Eagle Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Eagle Township, Minnesota
Eagle Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Eagle Township, Minnesota is located in the United States
Eagle Township, Minnesota
Eagle Township, Minnesota
Eagle Township, Minnesota (the United States)
Coordinates: 46°38′50″N 92°52′58″W / 46.64722°N 92.88278°W / 46.64722; -92.88278Coordinates: 46°38′50″N 92°52′58″W / 46.64722°N 92.88278°W / 46.64722; -92.88278
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Land34.6 sq mi (89.6 km2)
 • Water1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
1,280 ft (390 m)
 • Total565
 • Density16.3/sq mi (6.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-17332[1]
GNIS feature ID0664015[2]

Eagle Township is a township in Carlton County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 565 as of the 2000 census.[3] Eagle Township took its name from Eagle Lake.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92 km2), of which 34.6 square miles (90 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (3.11%) is water.

The south half of the city of Cromwell is located within the northern part of Eagle Township geographically but is a separate entity.

Major highways[edit]


  • Eagle Lake
  • Island Lake (south three-quarters)
  • Merwin Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains Eagle Lake Cemetery.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 565 people, 232 households, and 171 families residing in the township. The population density was 16.3 people per square mile (6.3/km2). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 11.1/sq mi (4.3/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.70% White, 0.88% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 232 households, out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,071, and the median income for a family was $42,813. Males had a median income of $39,063 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,078. About 5.3% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 74.