Balkan Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Balkan Township is a township in St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 811 at the 2000 census.

U.S. Highway 169 and Minnesota Highway 73 are two of the main arterial routes in the township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 65.3 square miles (169.0 km²), of which, 64.2 square miles (166.3 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.7 km²) of it (1.62%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 811 people, 329 households, and 243 families residing in the township. The population density was 12.6 people per square mile (4.9/km²). There were 359 housing units at an average density of 5.6/sq mi (2.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.29% White, 0.49% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 329 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,853, and the median income for a family was $52,768. Males had a median income of $42,426 versus $21,786 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,570. About 2.0% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

See also

Aurora | Babbitt | Biwabik | Brookston | Buhl | Chisholm | Cook | Duluth | Ely | Eveleth | Floodwood | Gilbert | Hermantown | Hibbing | Hoyt Lakes | Iron Junction | Kinney | Leonidas | McKinley | Meadowlands | Mountain Iron | Orr | Proctor | Tower | Virginia | Winton

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