Lutsen Township, Cook County, Minnesota

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Lutsen Township, Minnesota
Township
Lutsen Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Lutsen Township, Minnesota
Lutsen Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°43′20″N 90°41′57″W / 47.72222°N 90.69917°W / 47.72222; -90.69917Coordinates: 47°43′20″N 90°41′57″W / 47.72222°N 90.69917°W / 47.72222; -90.69917
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cook
Area
 • Total 105.8 sq mi (273.9 km2)
 • Land 97.9 sq mi (253.5 km2)
 • Water 7.9 sq mi (20.4 km2)
Elevation 1,624 ft (495 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 360
 • Density 3.7/sq mi (1.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55604, 55612
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-38550[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664839[2]
Lockport Marketplace at Lutsen

Lutsen Township is one of the three townships of Cook County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 360 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Lutsen is located within the township.

The township is known across the state for the Lutsen Mountains ski resort, which is the townships's largest employer.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 105.8 square miles (273.9 km²), of which, 97.9 square miles (253.5 km²) of it is land and 7.9 square miles (20.4 km²) of it (7.43%) is water.

The township is located on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Much of the township is within the Poplar River watershed, which empties into Lake Superior within the township.

Minnesota Highway 61 serves as a main route in the township.

The community of Lutsen is located 18 miles southwest of the city of Grand Marais; and 65 miles northeast of the city of Two Harbors.

Cascade River State Park is nearby. The Superior Hiking Trail runs through the township.

Lutsen Township is located within the Superior National Forest.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 360 people, 172 households, and 104 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.7 people per square mile (1.4/km²). There were 611 housing units at an average density of 6.2/sq mi (2.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.94% White, 0.56% African American, 0.83% Native American, and 1.67% from two or more races.

There were 172 households out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the township the population was spread out with 18.9% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 40.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,167, and the median income for a family was $50,917. Males had a median income of $35,313 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the township was $29,249. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.

Weather and climate[edit]

Climate data for Lutsen, Minnesota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 22.2
(−5.4)
25.7
(−3.5)
34.8
(1.6)
46.7
(8.2)
56.4
(13.6)
63.6
(17.6)
70.3
(21.3)
70.5
(21.4)
62.4
(16.9)
52.1
(11.2)
38.5
(3.6)
26.6
(−3)
47.5
(8.6)
Average low °F (°C) 3.9
(−15.6)
7.2
(−13.8)
19.0
(−7.2)
30.5
(−0.8)
38.5
(3.6)
44.6
(7)
52.1
(11.2)
53.8
(12.1)
47.1
(8.4)
37.7
(3.2)
25.5
(−3.6)
10.9
(−11.7)
30.9
(−0.6)
Rainfall inches (mm) 0.9
(23)
0.7
(18)
1.4
(36)
1.9
(48)
2.8
(71)
3.5
(89)
3.5
(89)
3.3
(84)
3.6
(91)
2.5
(64)
1.6
(41)
1.1
(28)
26.4
(671)
Snowfall inches (cm) 15.2
(38.6)
8.1
(20.6)
8.1
(20.6)
2.2
(5.6)
0.2
(0.5)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.4
(1)
3.8
(9.7)
13.3
(33.8)
50.8
(129)
Source: [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Summary, Lutsen, Minnesota". weatherbase.com.