Ellsburg Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Ellsburg Township, Minnesota
Ellsburg Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Ellsburg Township, Minnesota
Ellsburg Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°14′11″N 92°24′37″W / 47.23639°N 92.41028°W / 47.23639; -92.41028Coordinates: 47°14′11″N 92°24′37″W / 47.23639°N 92.41028°W / 47.23639; -92.41028
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
 • Total 72.0 sq mi (186.5 km2)
 • Land 69.6 sq mi (180.2 km2)
 • Water 2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)
Elevation 1,342 ft (409 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 219
 • Density 3.0/sq mi (1.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes 55766
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-18800[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664076[2]
Website ellsburgtownship.org

Ellsburg Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 219 at the 2010 census.[3]

U.S. Highway 53 serves as a main route in the township.

The unincorporated community of Melrude is located within Ellsburg Township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 72.0 square miles (186 km2); 69.6 square miles (180 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), or 3.39%, is water.

The Paleface River and Bobcat Creek both flow through the township.

Adjacent townships and communities[edit]

The following are adjacent to Ellsburg Township :

The eastern portion of Ellsburg Township is located within the Cloquet Valley State Forest in Saint Louis County.

Unincorporated communities[edit]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 174 people, 77 households, and 51 families residing in the township. The population density was 2.5 people per square mile (1.0/km²). There were 318 housing units at an average density of 4.6/sq mi (1.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.85% White, 0.57% African American and 0.57% Native American.

There were 77 households out of which 19.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the township the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,250, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,582. About 23.1% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five 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. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Ellsburg township, St. Louis County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2011.

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