Rice Lake Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Rice Lake Township, Minnesota
Rice Lake Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Rice Lake Township, Minnesota
Rice Lake Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°52′45″N 92°7′12″W / 46.87917°N 92.12000°W / 46.87917; -92.12000Coordinates: 46°52′45″N 92°7′12″W / 46.87917°N 92.12000°W / 46.87917; -92.12000
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
 • Total 33.5 sq mi (86.8 km2)
 • Land 32.4 sq mi (83.8 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (3.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,095
 • Density 120/sq mi (47/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55803
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-54070[1]
Website ricelaketownshipmn.org

Rice Lake Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 4,095 at the 2010 census.[2]

Rice Lake Road (County Road 4) and Martin Road (County Road 9) are two of the main routes in the township.

Rice Lake Road runs north–south, and Martin Road runs east–west. Other routes include Howard Gnesen Road, Arnold Road, Calvary Road, West Tischer Road, and West Beyer Road.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.5 square miles (87 km2); 32.3 square miles (84 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), or 3.43%, is water.

Wild Rice Lake is partially located within Rice Lake Township.

Amity Creek and the East Branch of Amity Creek both flow through the township.

The Lester River rises in nearby Gnesen Township and flows generally southeastwardly through Rice Lake and Lakewood Townships, turning southward as it nears Lake Superior. The river flows into Lake Superior in eastern Duluth.

Adjacent townships, cities, and communities[edit]

The following are adjacent to Rice Lake Township :

The Duluth International Airport is to the immediate southwest of Rice Lake Township.

Ridgeview Road runs east–west along Rice Lake Township's southern boundary line with adjacent city of Duluth.

Lismore Road runs east–west along Rice Lake Township's northern boundary line with adjacent Gnesen Township.

Jean Duluth Road (County Road 37) runs north–south along Rice Lake Township's eastern boundary line with adjacent Lakewood Township; except for the southeast corner of Rice Lake Township where both Arnold Road and Martin Road together serve as the boundary line with adjacent city of Duluth.

Town Line Road briefly runs north–south along Rice Lake Township's western boundary line with adjacent Canosia Township.

Census-designated place (CDP)[edit]

  • Arnold – This CDP name used only for statistical purposes for the U.S. decennial census count of population


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,139 people, 1,494 households, and 1,177 families residing in the township. The population density was 127.9 people per square mile (49.4/km²). There were 1,518 housing units at an average density of 46.9/sq mi (18.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.83% White, 0.29% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 1,494 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,341, and the median income for a family was $55,357. Males had a median income of $39,894 versus $28,095 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,857. About 4.7% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

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