Culver Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Culver Township, Minnesota
Township
Culver Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Culver Township, Minnesota
Culver Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°53′42″N 92°35′40″W / 46.89500°N 92.59444°W / 46.89500; -92.59444Coordinates: 46°53′42″N 92°35′40″W / 46.89500°N 92.59444°W / 46.89500; -92.59444
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
Area
 • Total 35.1 sq mi (90.9 km2)
 • Land 34.6 sq mi (89.6 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 1,299 ft (396 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 294
 • Density 8.4/sq mi (3.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-14284[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663906[2]

Culver Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 294 at the 2010 census.[3]

U.S. Highway 2 serves as a main route for the township. Highway 2 runs east–west along Culver Township's southern boundary line with adjacent Stoney Brook Township.

The unincorporated community of Culver, within Culver Township, is located 27 miles northwest of the city of Duluth at the junction of Saint Louis County Highway 7 (CR 7) and County Road 8 (CR 8).

The city of Brookston is located within Culver Township geographically but is a separate entity.

A portion of Culver Township is located within the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation.

History[edit]

Culver Township was named for Joshua B. Culver, first mayor of Duluth, Minnesota.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.1 square miles (91 km2); 34.6 square miles (90 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), or 1.45%, is water.

The Saint Louis River, the Cloquet River, and the Artichoke River all flow through Culver Township.

Adjacent townships[edit]

The following are adjacent to Culver Township :

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 285 people, 99 households, and 72 families residing in the township. The population density was 8.2 people per square mile (3.2/km²). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 3.4/sq mi (1.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.28% White, 5.96% Native American, and 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

There were 99 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% 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 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 115.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,333, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $35,833 versus $16,705 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,028. About 9.0% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.4% of those sixty five or over.

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. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Culver township, St. Louis County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 480.