Gnesen Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Gnesen Township is a township in St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,468 at the 2000 census.

Rice Lake Road serves as a main arterial route in the township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 71.6 square miles (185.5 km²), of which, 61.5 square miles (159.3 km²) of it is land and 10.1 square miles (26.2 km²) of it (14.10%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,468 people, 582 households, and 439 families residing in the township. The population density was 23.9 people per square mile (9.2/km²). There were 689 housing units at an average density of 11.2/sq mi (4.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.09% White, 0.27% African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 582 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $57,292, and the median income for a family was $62,569. Males had a median income of $41,333 versus $26,579 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,202. About 3.0% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 1.4% 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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