Morcom Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Morcom Township, Minnesota
Morcom Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Morcom Township, Minnesota
Morcom Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°46′57″N 93°0′32″W / 47.78250°N 93.00889°W / 47.78250; -93.00889Coordinates: 47°46′57″N 93°0′32″W / 47.78250°N 93.00889°W / 47.78250; -93.00889
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 94
 • Density 2.6/sq mi (1.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-44098[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665032[2]

Morcom Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 94 at the 2010 census.[3]

Saint Louis County Highways 5 and 22 are two of the main routes in the township.

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.[4]


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.

The Bear River, a tributary of the Sturgeon River, flows through the northwest part of Morcom Township. The Sturgeon River flows through the northeast corner of the township.

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[edit]

The following are adjacent to Morcom Township :

Unincorporated communities[edit]


As of the census[1] 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.