Leiding Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Leiding Township, Minnesota
Leiding Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Leiding Township, Minnesota
Leiding Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 48°4′1″N 92°50′31″W / 48.06694°N 92.84194°W / 48.06694; -92.84194Coordinates: 48°4′1″N 92°50′31″W / 48.06694°N 92.84194°W / 48.06694; -92.84194
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
 • Total 141.0 sq mi (365.2 km2)
 • Land 122.5 sq mi (317.3 km2)
 • Water 18.5 sq mi (47.9 km2)
Elevation 1,312 ft (400 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 400
 • Density 2.8/sq mi (1.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-36332[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664749[2]

Leiding Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 400 at the 2010 census.[3]

U.S. Highway 53 serves as a main route in the township. Other routes include Orr–Buyck Road (Saint Louis County Road 23) and Nett Lake Road (also County Road 23).

The unincorporated communities of Cusson and Glendale are located within Leiding Township.

The city of Orr is located within Leiding Township geographically but is a separate entity.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 141.0 square miles (365 km2); 122.5 square miles (317 km2) is land and 18.5 square miles (48 km2), or 13.12%, is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 452 people, 193 households, and 133 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.7 people per square mile (1.4/km²). There were 417 housing units at an average density of 3.4/sq mi (1.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 75.22% White, 20.35% Native American, 1.77% Asian, 0.88% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 193 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,464, and the median income for a family was $40,592. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,796. About 7.0% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.