Swan River Township, Morrison County, Minnesota

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Swan River Township, Minnesota
Swan River Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Swan River Township, Minnesota
Swan River Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°53′3″N 94°25′16″W / 45.88417°N 94.42111°W / 45.88417; -94.42111Coordinates: 45°53′3″N 94°25′16″W / 45.88417°N 94.42111°W / 45.88417; -94.42111
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Morrison
 • Total 37.8 sq mi (97.8 km2)
 • Land 36.9 sq mi (95.6 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
Elevation 1,181 ft (360 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 755
 • Density 20.5/sq mi (7.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-63760[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665749[2]

Swan River Township is a township in Morrison County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 755 at the 2000 census.

Swan River Township was organized in 1874, and named after the Swan River.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.8 square miles (97.8 km²), of which 36.9 square miles (95.6 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²) of it (2.25%) is water.

Minnesota State Highway 238 serves as a main route in the township.


As of the census[1] (United States Census Bureau's 2000 Census), there were 755 people, 238 households, and 197 families residing in the township. The population density was 20.5 people per square mile (7.9/km²). There were 253 housing units at an average density of 6.9/sq mi (2.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.87% White, and 0.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.26% of the population.

There were 238 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.2% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.54.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 125.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,536, and the median income for a family was $50,893. Males had a median income of $30,682 versus $23,382 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,819. About 4.6% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 16.1% 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. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 355.