Colvin Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Colvin Township, Minnesota
Colvin Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Colvin Township, Minnesota
Colvin Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°19′4″N 92°13′22″W / 47.31778°N 92.22278°W / 47.31778; -92.22278Coordinates: 47°19′4″N 92°13′22″W / 47.31778°N 92.22278°W / 47.31778; -92.22278
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)
 • Land 33.6 sq mi (87.1 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
Elevation 1,447 ft (441 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 317
 • Density 8.8/sq mi (3.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Colvin Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 317 at the 2010 census.[1]

Vermilion Trail (County 4) serves as a main route in the township.

The unincorporated community of Markham is located within Colvin Township.


Colvin Township was named for Frank S. Colvin, a businessperson in the lumber industry.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93 km2); 33.6 square miles (87 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), or 6.40%, is water.

The Paleface River flows through the southwest and south–central parts of Colvin Township.

The Water Hen River flows through the west–central and north–central portions of the township.

The South Branch of the Water Hen River flows through the central and northeast portions of the township.

The Whiteface Reservoir is partially located within Colvin Township.

Adjacent townships and communities[edit]

The following are adjacent to Colvin Township:

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townline Road–County Highway 16 (CR 16) runs east–west along Colvin Township's northern boundary line with adjacent White Township.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 354 people, 149 households, and 102 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.5 people per square mile (4.1/km²). There were 298 housing units at an average density of 8.9/sq mi (3.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.74% White, 0.85% Native American, 1.13% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.

There were 149 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 128.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,821, and the median income for a family was $44,583. Males had a median income of $40,500 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,359. About 13.0% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.8% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Colvin township, St. Louis County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 479. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.