Great Scott Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Great Scott Township is a township in St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 622 at the 2000 census.

U.S. Highway 169 serves as a main arterial route in the township.



The township was named by the board of county commissioners. Great Scott was a favorite oath of one of the commissioners, and the name was granted in a moment of irreverent humor. [3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 64.4 square miles (166.9 km²), of which, 63.1 square miles (163.5 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.5 km²) of it (2.08%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 622 people, 242 households, and 171 families residing in the township. The population density was 9.9 people per square mile (3.8/km²). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 4.4/sq mi (1.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.14% White, 0.96% Native American, 0.16% from other races, and 2.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.25% of the population.

There were 242 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,438, and the median income for a family was $51,618. Males had a median income of $41,458 versus $23,906 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,106. About 9.9% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.


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