Portage Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Portage Township is a township in St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 177 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 143.1 square miles (370.6 km²), of which, 137.3 square miles (355.6 km²) of it is land and 5.8 square miles (15.0 km²) of it (4.05%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 177 people, 73 households, and 45 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.3 people per square mile (0.5/km²). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 1.6/sq mi (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.09% White, 0.56% African American, 0.56% Native American, 4.52% Asian, and 2.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 73 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, and 37.0% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $31,500. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $28,333 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,107. About 15.9% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.4% of those sixty five or over.


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