Morcom Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota
|Morcom Township, Minnesota|
|• Total||35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)|
|• Land||35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,319 ft (402 m)|
|• Density||2.6/sq mi (1.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0665032|
The unincorporated community of Bear River is located within Morcom Township.
Morcom Township was named for Elisha Morcom, a businessperson in the mining industry and afterward county official.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93.0 km²), all of it land.
Stoney Brook and Bear River Creek flow through the western portion of the township. Sand Creek flows through the eastern portion of the township.
Part of Morcom Township is located within the Superior National Forest in Saint Louis County.
Adjacent townships and communities
The following are adjacent to Morcom Township :
- Sturgeon Township (east)
- The unincorporated community of Sturgeon (east)
- Linden Grove Township (northeast)
- The unincorporated community of Linden Grove (northeast)
- The unincorporated community of Meadow Brook (northeast)
- Sturgeon River Unorganized Territory (north)
- The unincorporated community of Celina (north)
- Carpenter Township of Itasca County (northwest)
- The unincorporated community of Togo (northwest)
- Bearville Township of Itasca County (west and southwest)
- French Township (south)
- The unincorporated community of Side Lake (south)
- Dark River Unorganized Territory (southeast)
As of the census of 2000, there were 115 people, 46 households, and 32 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.2 people per square mile (1.2/km²). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 1.7/sq mi (0.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.65% White and 4.35% Native American.
There were 46 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the township the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $35,972, and the median income for a family was $37,321. Males had a median income of $40,625 versus $36,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,721. There were 11.4% of families and 14.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 27.9% of under eighteens and 8.3% of those over 64.
- "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), Morcom township, St. Louis County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
- Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 486.