Thomson Township, Carlton County, Minnesota

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Thomson Township, Minnesota
Township
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Thomson Township, Minnesota
Location of Thomson Township
within Carlton County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°42′46″N92°21′47″W / 46.71278°N 92.36306°W / 46.71278; -92.36306 Coordinates: 46°42′46″N92°21′47″W / 46.71278°N 92.36306°W / 46.71278; -92.36306
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Carlton
Area
  Total 39.9 sq mi (103.3 km2)
  Land 39.7 sq mi (102.7 km2)
  Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 1,165 ft (355 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 5,003
  Density 110.0/sq mi (42.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-64768 [1]
GNIS feature ID 0665784 [2]

Thomson Township is a township in Carlton County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 5,003 as of the 2010 census. [3] Thomson Township took its name from the city of Thomson, Minnesota. [4]

Carlton County, Minnesota County in the United States

Carlton County is a county in the State of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 35,386. Its county seat is Carlton. The county was formed in 1857 and organized in 1870. It was named for Reuben B. Carlton, a member of the Minnesota Senate (1857-58). Part of the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation lies in NE Carlton County.

Minnesota State of the United States of America

Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord.

2010 United States Census national census of the United States taken in 2010

The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010. The census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000.

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Interstate 35 and Carlton County Road 61 are two of the main routes in the township.

Interstate 35 Interstate from Texas to Minnesota

Interstate 35 (I-35) is a major Interstate Highway in the central United States. As with most interstates that end in a five, it is a major cross-country, north-south route stretching from Laredo, Texas, at the Mexican-American border to Duluth, Minnesota, at Minnesota Highway 61 and 26th Avenue East. The highway splits into Interstate 35E and Interstate 35W in two separate places, the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex in Texas and at the Minnesota twin cities of Minneapolis–Saint Paul.

The community of Esko is located within Thomson Township.

Esko, Minnesota Census-designated place and Unincorporated community in Minnesota, United States

Esko is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Thomson Township, Carlton County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,869.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 39.9 mi² (103.3 km²). 39.7 mi² (102.7 km²) is land and 0.2 mi² (0.6 km²) of it (0.63%) is water.

United States Census Bureau bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

The east quarter of the city of Scanlon and the north three-quarters of the city of Thomson are located within Thomson Township geographically but are separate entities.

Scanlon, Minnesota City in Minnesota, United States

Scanlon is a city in Carlton County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 991 at the 2010 census.

Thomson, Minnesota Former City in Minnesota, United States

Thomson was a city in Carlton County, Minnesota, United States, located along the Saint Louis River. The population was 159 at the 2010 census.

The Saint Louis River flows through at the western edge of Thomson Township.

Saint Louis River river in Minnesota and Wisconsin, United States of America

The Saint Louis River is a river in the U.S. states of Minnesota and Wisconsin that flows into Lake Superior. The largest U.S. river to flow into the lake, it is 192 miles (309 km) in length and starts 13 miles (21 km) east of Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota. The river's watershed covers 3,634 square miles (9,410 km2). Near the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin, the river becomes a freshwater estuary. The lower St. Louis is the only river in the state with whitewater rafting opportunities.

The Midway River and Crystal Creek both flow through Thomson Township.

Unincorporated communities

Major highways

Lakes

Adjacent townships, cities, and communities

The following municipalities and communities are adjacent to Thomson Township :

Jay Cooke State Park is to the immediate south of Thomson Township.

Cemeteries

The township contains three cemeteries, Finnish Apostolic, Saint Matthew's and Thomson, which are all still in use today and one cemetery that is no longer platted, the Pioneer Cemetery at Jay Cooke State Park.

Demographics

As of the census [1] of 2000, there were 4,361 people, 1,527 households, and 1,244 families residing in the township. The population density was 110.0 people per square mile (42.5/km²). There were 1,555 housing units at an average density of 39.2/sq mi (15.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.89% White, 0.21% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.02% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population. 26.0% were of Finnish, 13.5% Norwegian, 11.1% Swedish and 6.5% Irish ancestry.

There were 1,527 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,026, and the median income for a family was $58,977. Males had a median income of $44,547 versus $25,270 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,045. About 3.2% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

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