Meadowlands Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota
|Meadowlands Township, Minnesota|
|• Total||60.4 sq mi (156.6 km2)|
|• Land||59.9 sq mi (155.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)|
|Elevation||1,270 ft (387 m)|
|• Density||5.0/sq mi (1.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0664944|
The city of Meadowlands is located within the township geographically but is a separate entity.
The unincorporated community of Payne is located within the northeast corner of Meadowlands Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 60.5 square miles (157 km2); 59.9 square miles (155 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), or 0.98%, is water.
The Whiteface River flows through the western portion of the township.
The Whiteface River State Forest is located within Meadowlands Township.
The Saint Louis River runs north–south along Meadowlands Township's western boundary line with adjacent Elmer Township.
The following are adjacent to Meadowlands Township :
- Northland Township (east)
- Elmer Township (west)
- New Independence Township (southeast)
- Alborn Township (south)
- Ness Township (southwest)
- Toivola Township (northwest)
- Kelsey Township (north)
- Cotton Township (northeast)
As of the census of 2000, there were 315 people, 128 households, and 92 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.3 people per square mile (2.0/km²). There were 165 housing units at an average density of 2.8/sq mi (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.19% White, 1.90% Native American, and 1.90% from two or more races.
There were 128 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the township the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 138.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 136.0 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $35,250. Males had a median income of $34,286 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,321. About 9.3% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Meadowlands township, St. Louis County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved October 26, 2011.