Embarrass Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Embarrass Township is a township in St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 691 at the 2000 census.

State Highway 135 serves as a main arterial route in the township.

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In January 2005, Embarrass had a near-record low temperature of –54°F. The record low temperature is -64°F on February 1996 verified for accuracy by Taylor Environmental Instruments.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.8 square miles (84.9 km²), of which, 32.7 square miles (84.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.24%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 691 people, 290 households, and 196 families residing in the township. The population density was 21.1 people per square mile (8.2/km²). There were 330 housing units at an average density of 10.1/sq mi (3.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.41% White, 0.14% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 290 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,111, and the median income for a family was $44,444. Males had a median income of $40,855 versus $21,786 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,983. About 6.6% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Name Origins

The township name Embarrass was derived from the French word "embarras" based on its meaning of "to hinder with obstacles or difficulties". It was given this name by the French fur traders who were some of the first Europeans to visit the area, and who found the narrow, shallow river very difficult to navigate, and named the river "Embarras"

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