Arthur Township, Traverse County, Minnesota

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Arthur Township, Minnesota
Township
Arthur Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Arthur Township, Minnesota
Arthur Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°38′29″N 96°42′24″W / 45.64139°N 96.70667°W / 45.64139; -96.70667Coordinates: 45°38′29″N 96°42′24″W / 45.64139°N 96.70667°W / 45.64139; -96.70667
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Traverse
Area
 • Total 36.4 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.4 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 1,152 ft (351 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 109
 • Density 3.0/sq mi (1.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-02314[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663462[2]

Arthur Township is a township in Traverse County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 109 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Arthur Township was originally called Hoff Township, for settler Abel Hoff, and under the latter name was organized in 1881. The present name is after Arthur, Ontario.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94 km2); 36.0 square miles (93 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (0.91%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 109 people, 37 households, and 31 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.0 people per square mile (1.2/km²). There were 42 housing units at an average density of 1.2/sq mi (0.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 37 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.4% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.2% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 142.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,563, and the median income for a family was $43,393. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $10,334. There were 17.4% of families and 20.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 20.0% of under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 550.