Kelsey Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Kelsey Township, Minnesota
Kelsey Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Kelsey Township, Minnesota
Kelsey Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°9′11″N 92°36′28″W / 47.15306°N 92.60778°W / 47.15306; -92.60778Coordinates: 47°9′11″N 92°36′28″W / 47.15306°N 92.60778°W / 47.15306; -92.60778
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
 • Total 35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Land 35.3 sq mi (91.3 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation 1,280 ft (390 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 140
 • Density 3.9/sq mi (1.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-32696[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664610[2]

Kelsey Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 140 at the 2010 census.[3]

Saint Louis County Highway 7 serves as a main route in the township. County Road 52 (Arkola Road) also passes through the township.

The unincorporated community of Kelsey is located within Kelsey Township.


Kelsey Township was named for Kelsey D. Chase, a railroad official.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92 km2); 35.2 square miles (91 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), or 1.07%, is water.

The Whiteface River flows through the township.

Adjacent townships[edit]

The following are adjacent to Kelsey Township :

Unincorporated communities[edit]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 141 people, 59 households, and 44 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.0 people per square mile (1.5/km²). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 2.4/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.87% White, 0.71% Native American, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 59 households out of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 34.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,583, and the median income for a family was $42,188. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $11,429 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,419. There were 22.4% of families and 30.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 46.2% of under eighteens and 12.5% of those over 64.