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Welcome to Wilma Township

Welcome to Wilma Township!  Our community is located along the eastern edge of Pine County in East Central Minnesota.  We are nestled between the St. Croix State and the Nemadji State forests. We value our family, farms, rural residences, recreational cabins, creeks, woods and trails — and the rural lifestyle they provide us with an abundance of wildlife — fish, deer, turkeys, coyotes, fox, eagles, and pheasants.  Many visitors come to this area to enjoy the forests, camping, snowmobiling, four wheeling and more.  We are about six miles West of the famous Gandy Dancer Trail and 18 miles East of Sandstone.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.8 square miles with 36.3 of it is land and 0.4 miles of it is water.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 137 people, 33 households, and 17 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.8 miles. There were 114 housing units at an average density of 3.1 miles. The racial makeup of the township was 77.37% White, 8.76% African American, 5.11% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 1.46% from other races, and 5.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.92% of the population.

There were 33 households out of which 9.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.5% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.85 and the average family size was 2.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 58.4% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 10.9% from 25 to 44, 10.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 17 years. For every 100 females there were 140.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 171.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,917, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $38,250 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $7,193. There were 8.3% of families and 22.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 50.0% of under eighteen and 5.9% of those over 64.