Duluth Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Duluth Township is a township in St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,723 at the 2000 census.

North Shore Scenic Drive and Minnesota 61 Expressway are two of the main arterial routes in the township.

The unincorporated communities of French River, Palmers, and Clover Valley are located within Duluth Township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 51.8 square miles (134.3 km²), of which, 46.5 square miles (120.4 km²) of it is land and 5.4 square miles (13.9 km²) of it (10.34%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,723 people, 669 households, and 479 families residing in the township. The population density was 37.1 people per square mile (14.3/km²). There were 714 housing units at an average density of 15.4/sq mi (5.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.26% White, 0.35% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.12% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population. 19.3% were of Norwegian, 14.6% German, 14.1% Swedish, 13.5% Finnish, 7.0% United States or American and 6.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 669 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,118, and the median income for a family was $57,292. Males had a median income of $42,381 versus $27,891 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,116. About 1.7% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

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