Northern Township, Beltrami County, Minnesota

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Northern Township, Minnesota
Northern Township is located in Minnesota
Northern Township
Northern Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°31′40″N 94°52′26″W / 47.52778°N 94.87389°W / 47.52778; -94.87389Coordinates: 47°31′40″N 94°52′26″W / 47.52778°N 94.87389°W / 47.52778; -94.87389
CountryUnited States
 • Total34.1 sq mi (88.2 km2)
 • Land26.7 sq mi (69.2 km2)
 • Water7.3 sq mi (19.0 km2)
1,355 ft (413 m)
 • Total4,657
 • Density174/sq mi (67.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)218
FIPS code27-46906[1]
GNIS feature ID0665153[2]

Northern Township is a township in Beltrami County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 4,657 as of the 2010 census.[3]

Northern Township was named from its location on the north shore of Lake Bemidji.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.1 square miles (88.2 km2), of which 26.7 square miles (69.2 km2) is land and 7.3 square miles (19.0 km2), or 21.55%, is water.[3]

The north quarter of the city of Bemidji is within this township geographically but is a separate entity.

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Major highways[edit]


  • Alice Lake
  • Little Gnat Lake (west edge)
  • Lake Bemidji (north three-quarters)
  • Movil Lake (south quarter)

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains Northern Cemetery.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,021 people, 1,469 households, and 1,123 families residing in the township. The population density was 146.1 people per square mile (56.4/km²). There were 1,691 housing units at an average density of 61.4/sq mi (23.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.89% White, 0.22% African American, 5.37% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 1,469 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,535, and the median income for a family was $48,800. Males had a median income of $35,375 versus $21,884 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,843. About 5.3% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Northern township, Beltrami County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 38.

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