Cherry Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota
|Cherry Township, Minnesota|
|• Total||33.5 sq mi (86.7 km2)|
|• Land||32.9 sq mi (85.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)|
|Elevation||1,378 ft (420 m)|
|• Density||26/sq mi (9.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0663790|
The unincorporated community of Cherry is located within Cherry Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.5 square miles (87 km2); 32.9 square miles (85 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), or 1.70%, is water.
The West Two River flows through the eastern portion of Cherry Township.
Adjacent townships, cities, and communities
The following are adjacent to Cherry Township :
- The city of Hibbing (west)
- Great Scott Township (north)
- The city of Buhl (north)
- The city of Kinney (north)
- The city of Mountain Iron (northeast)
- Clinton Township (east)
- Iron Junction (east)
- The unincorporated community of Forbes (east–southeast)
- McDavitt Township (southeast)
- The unincorporated community of Zim (southeast)
- Lavell Township (south)
Saint Louis County Highway 5 (CR 5) briefly runs north–south along Cherry Township's western boundary line with adjacent city of Hibbing.
Hayes Road runs east–west along Cherry Township's northern boundary line with adjacent Great Scott Township.
Spirit Lake Road and Fraser Road both run north–south along Cherry Township's eastern boundary line with adjacent Clinton Township.
Townline Road–County Highway 16 (CR 16) runs east–west along Cherry Township's southern boundary line with adjacent Lavell Township.
As of the census of 2000, there were 915 people, 339 households, and 258 families residing in the township. The population density was 27.8 people per square mile (10.7/km²). There were 364 housing units at an average density of 11.1/sq mi (4.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.02% White, 0.55% Native American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.
There were 339 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the township the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 116.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $50,263, and the median income for a family was $55,882. Males had a median income of $43,173 versus $25,208 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,186. About 1.6% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.8% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Cherry township, St. Louis County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved August 24, 2011.