Fairbanks Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Fairbanks Township, Minnesota
Fairbanks Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Fairbanks Township, Minnesota
Fairbanks Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°19′18″N 91°51′20″W / 47.32167°N 91.85556°W / 47.32167; -91.85556Coordinates: 47°19′18″N 91°51′20″W / 47.32167°N 91.85556°W / 47.32167; -91.85556
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
 • Total 71.9 sq mi (186.3 km2)
 • Land 70.0 sq mi (181.2 km2)
 • Water 2.0 sq mi (5.1 km2)
Elevation 1,572 ft (479 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 63
 • Density 0.88/sq mi (0.34/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 27-20186[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664127[2]

Fairbanks Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 63 at the 2010 census.[3]

The unincorporated communities of Fairbanks and Petrel are located within Fairbanks Township.

Saint Louis County Road 16 runs east–west along Fairbanks Township's northern boundary line with adjacent Bassett Township.

County Road 44 runs north–south through the eastern portion of Fairbanks Township; the roadway continues south to Brimson.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 71.9 square miles (186 km2); 70.0 square miles (181 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), or 2.74%, is water.

Fairbanks Township is located within the Superior National Forest.

The Cloquet River flows through the southeast corner of Fairbanks Township. The West Branch of the Cloquet River flows through the central portion of the township. The South Branch of the Whiteface River flows through the southwest part of the township. The North Branch of the Whiteface River flows through the northwest part of the township.

Creeks that flow through the township include Porcupine, Reno, Jenkins, Hornby, Petrel, Berry, Breda, Nelson, Store, Indian, Hypo, and Howell.

Wolf Lake, Cadotte Lake, and Bassett Lake are all partially located within Fairbanks Township.

Adjacent townships and communities[edit]

The following are adjacent to Fairbanks Township:

Unincorporated communities[edit]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 68 people, 39 households, and 21 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.0 people per square mile (0.4/km²). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 1.8/sq mi (0.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.53% White, and 1.47% from two or more races.

There were 39 households out of which 10.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% were non-families. 41.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.74 and the average family size was 2.27.

In the township the population was spread out with 7.4% under the age of 18, 1.5% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 33.8% from 45 to 64, and 30.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $30,833 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,939. There were no families and 3.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


  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), Fairbanks township, St. Louis County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2011.