McDavitt Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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McDavitt Township, Minnesota
McDavitt Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
McDavitt Township, Minnesota
McDavitt Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°17′36″N 92°38′7″W / 47.29333°N 92.63528°W / 47.29333; -92.63528Coordinates: 47°17′36″N 92°38′7″W / 47.29333°N 92.63528°W / 47.29333; -92.63528
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
 • Total 72.4 sq mi (187.4 km2)
 • Land 71.1 sq mi (184.3 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
Elevation 1,329 ft (405 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 459
 • Density 6.3/sq mi (2.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-38960[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664856[2]

McDavitt Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 459 at the 2010 census.[3]

Saint Louis County Highway 7 serves as a main route in the township.

The unincorporated communities of Sax and Zim are both located within McDavitt Township.

The unincorporated community of Forbes also extends into the northern portion of the township.


McDavitt Township was named for J. A. McDavitt, an early figure in the local lumber industry.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 72.4 square miles (188 km2); 71.2 square miles (184 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), or 1.70%, is water.

The Saint Louis River flows through the northern portion of McDavitt Township.

Adjacent townships and communities[edit]

The following are adjacent to McDavitt Township :

Unincorporated communities[edit]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 487 people, 188 households, and 149 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.8 people per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 229 housing units at an average density of 3.2/sq mi (1.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.10% White, 0.41% African American, 1.64% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 188 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 111.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,625, and the median income for a family was $43,500. Males had a median income of $37,000 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,251. About 9.5% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.1% of those under age 18 and 19.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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), McDavitt township, St. Louis County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 485.