Ness Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Ness Township, Minnesota
Ness Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Ness Township, Minnesota
Ness Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°59′44″N 92°45′11″W / 46.99556°N 92.75306°W / 46.99556; -92.75306Coordinates: 46°59′44″N 92°45′11″W / 46.99556°N 92.75306°W / 46.99556; -92.75306
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
 • Total 35.2 sq mi (91.2 km2)
 • Land 34.9 sq mi (90.3 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation 1,270 ft (387 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 62
 • Density 1.8/sq mi (0.68/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-45232[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665080[2]

Ness Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 62 at the 2010 census.[3]

Saint Louis County Road 29 (CR 29) passes through the northwest corner of Ness Township. County Road 5 (CR 5) runs north–south through the middle of the township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.2 square miles (91 km2); 34.9 square miles (90 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), or 0.97%, is water.

The Saint Louis River flows through the extreme northwest corner of the township. The Whiteface River flows through the northwest portion of Ness Township.

Adjacent townships[edit]

The following are adjacent to Ness Township :


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 60 people, 27 households, and 16 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.7 people per square mile (0.7/km²). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 1.6/sq mi (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.33% of the population.

There were 27 households out of which 18.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 1.7% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 152.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,167, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,934. There were no families and 13.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 37.5% of those over 64.