World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Sylvan Township, Cass County, Minnesota

Article Id: WHEBN0000119690
Reproduction Date:

Title: Sylvan Township, Cass County, Minnesota  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Cass County, Minnesota, Fairview Township, Cass County, Minnesota, May Township, Cass County, Minnesota, Sylvan Township, Bungo Township, Cass County, Minnesota
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Sylvan Township, Cass County, Minnesota

Sylvan Township, Minnesota
Sylvan Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Sylvan Township, Minnesota
Sylvan Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cass
 • Total 34.7 sq mi (89.9 km2)
 • Land 30.8 sq mi (79.7 km2)
 • Water 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
Elevation 1,188 ft (362 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,965
 • Density 63.8/sq mi (24.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56473
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-63958[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665757[2]

Sylvan Township is a township in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,965 as of the 2000 census.[3] This township took its name from Sylvan Lake.[4]


  • Geography 1
    • Unincorporated communities 1.1
    • Major highways 1.2
    • Lakes 1.3
    • Adjacent townships 1.4
    • Cemeteries 1.5
  • Demographics 2
  • References 3


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.7 square miles (89.9 km²), of which 30.8 square miles (79.7 km²) is land and 3.9 square miles (10.1 km²) (11.24%) is water.

The city of Pillager is located entirely within Sylvan Township geographically but is a separate entity.

Unincorporated communities

Major highways


  • Harlan Lake (vast majority)
  • Kramer Lake
  • Little Red Sand Lake
  • Lynch Lake (west edge)
  • Mile Lake
  • Pillager Lake (east three-quarters)
  • Rice Lake
  • Sylvan Lake (south half)

Adjacent townships


The township contains four cemeteries which include Gull River, Pillager, Sylvan and Wildwood.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,965 people, 717 households, and 569 families residing in the township. The population density was 63.8 people per square mile (24.6/km²). There were 1,083 housing units at an average density of 35.2/sq mi (13.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.12% White, 0.05% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 717 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,173, and the median income for a family was $47,216. Males had a median income of $35,458 versus $22,688 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,493. About 4.7% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.


  • United States National Atlas
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States Board on Geographic Names (GNIS)
  1. ^ a b
  2. ^
  3. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder - Sylvan Township total population
  4. ^
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.