Balsam Township, Itasca County, Minnesota

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Balsam Township is a township in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 553 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 83.3 square miles (215.8 km²), of which, 72.6 square miles (188.1 km²) of it is land and 10.7 square miles (27.7 km²) of it (12.83%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 553 people, 227 households, and 175 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.6 people per square mile (2.9/km²). There were 650 housing units at an average density of 8.9/sq mi (3.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.93% White, 0.54% African American, 1.63% Native American, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 227 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 35.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,813, and the median income for a family was $48,125. Males had a median income of $45,357 versus $19,063 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,488. About 3.1% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

References

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