Solway Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Solway Township is a township in St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,842 at the 2000 census.

U.S. Highway 2 and State Highway 194 are two of the main arterial routes in the township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.6 km²), of which, 35.5 square miles (92.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.56%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,842 people, 672 households, and 540 families residing in the township. The population density was 51.8 people per square mile (20.0/km²). There were 701 housing units at an average density of 19.7/sq mi (7.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.94% White, 0.05% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 672 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,360, and the median income for a family was $52,578. Males had a median income of $38,836 versus $25,645 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,510. About 4.3% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.


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