Beatty Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Beatty Township, Minnesota
Beatty Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Beatty Township, Minnesota
Beatty Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°56′52″N 92°37′49″W / 47.94778°N 92.63028°W / 47.94778; -92.63028Coordinates: 47°56′52″N 92°37′49″W / 47.94778°N 92.63028°W / 47.94778; -92.63028
CountryUnited States
CountySaint Louis
 • Total79.9 sq mi (207.0 km2)
 • Land65.2 sq mi (168.9 km2)
 • Water14.7 sq mi (38.1 km2)
1,378 ft (420 m)
 • Total372
 • Density4.7/sq mi (1.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-04294[1]
GNIS feature ID0663533[2]

Beatty Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Beatty Township bears the name of a family of pioneer settlers.[3] The population was 372 at the 2010 census.[4]

Saint Louis County Road 24 (Vermilion Drive) serves as a main route in the township.

The unincorporated community of Wakemup is located within Beatty Township. Cook is nearby.

Beatty Township is located along part of Lake Vermilion.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 79.9 square miles (207 km2); 65.2 square miles (169 km2) is land and 14.7 square miles (38 km2), or 18.41%, is water.

Black Bay and Wakemup Bay of Lake Vermilion are located within Beatty Township.

The Elbow River flows through the northern part of the township near Elbow Lake.

Hoodoo Creek, Black Creek, and North Creek all flow through the central portion of the township. Flint Creek flows through the southern portion of Beatty Township. A majority of the township is located within the Kabetogama State Forest.

Adjacent townships and communities[edit]

The following are adjacent to Beatty Township:

The city of Cook is nearby to the south, but does not border the township.

The city of Orr is nearby to the northwest, but does not border the township.

Unincorporated communities[edit]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 434 people, 198 households, and 149 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.7 people per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 681 housing units at an average density of 10.4/sq mi (4.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.93% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.92% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 198 households out of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 22.2% 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 2.19 and the average family size was 2.53.

In the township the population was spread out with 15.9% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 17.7% from 25 to 44, 40.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,542, and the median income for a family was $57,813. Males had a median income of $42,500 versus $26,786 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,118. About 3.8% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.


  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. 478.
  4. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Beatty township, St. Louis County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2011.