Grand Lake Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Grand Lake Township is a township in St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,621 at the 2000 census. Within this township, five unorganized communities exist:

  • Bartlett
  • Harnell Park
  • Taft
  • Twig
  • Twig Station

U.S. Highway 53 serves as a main arterial route in the township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 71.4 square miles (185.1 km²), of which, 65.9 square miles (170.7 km²) of it is land and 5.5 square miles (14.3 km²) of it (7.75%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,621 people, 919 households, and 719 families residing in the township. The population density was 39.8 people per square mile (15.4/km²). There were 1,081 housing units at an average density of 16.4/sq mi (6.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.61% White, 0.61% African American, 2.02% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 919 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.1% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 111.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,900, and the median income for a family was $58,992. Males had a median income of $40,758 versus $28,421 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,334. About 2.5% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

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