Ellsburg Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Ellsburg Township, Minnesota
Ellsburg Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Ellsburg Township, Minnesota
Ellsburg Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Ellsburg Township, Minnesota is located in the United States
Ellsburg Township, Minnesota
Ellsburg Township, Minnesota
Ellsburg Township, Minnesota (the United States)
Coordinates: 47°14′11″N 92°24′37″W / 47.23639°N 92.41028°W / 47.23639; -92.41028Coordinates: 47°14′11″N 92°24′37″W / 47.23639°N 92.41028°W / 47.23639; -92.41028
CountryUnited States
CountySaint Louis
 • Total72.0 sq mi (186.5 km2)
 • Land69.6 sq mi (180.2 km2)
 • Water2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)
1,342 ft (409 m)
 • Total219
 • Density3.0/sq mi (1.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)218
FIPS code27-18800[1]
GNIS feature ID0664076[2]

Ellsburg Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 219 at the 2010 census.[3]

U.S. Highway 53 serves as a main route in the township.

The unincorporated community of Melrude is located within Ellsburg Township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 72.0 square miles (186 km2); 69.6 square miles (180 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), or 3.39%, is water.

The Paleface River and Bobcat Creek both flow through the township.

Adjacent townships and communities[edit]

The following are adjacent to Ellsburg Township :

The eastern portion of Ellsburg Township is located within the Cloquet Valley State Forest in Saint Louis County.

Unincorporated communities[edit]


At the 2000 census there were 174 people, 77 households, and 51 families living in the township. The population density was 2.5 people per square mile (1.0/km2). There were 318 housing units at an average density of 4.6/sq mi (1.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.85% White, 0.57% African American and 0.57% Native American.[1] Of the 77 households 19.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 27.3% of households were one person and 10.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.77.

The age distribution was 18.4% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% 65 or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.5 males.

The median household income was $39,250 and the median family income was $42,500. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,582. About 23.1% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Ellsburg township, St. Louis County, Minnesota". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 25, 2011.

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