Cherry Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Cherry Township, Minnesota
Cherry Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Cherry Township, Minnesota
Cherry Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°25′18″N 92°45′26″W / 47.42167°N 92.75722°W / 47.42167; -92.75722Coordinates: 47°25′18″N 92°45′26″W / 47.42167°N 92.75722°W / 47.42167; -92.75722
CountryUnited States
CountySaint Louis
 • Total33.5 sq mi (86.7 km2)
 • Land32.9 sq mi (85.3 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
1,378 ft (420 m)
 • Total860
 • Density26/sq mi (9.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-11134[1]
GNIS feature ID0663790[2]

Cherry Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 860 at the 2010 census.[3]

State Highway 37 (MN 37) serves as a main route in the township. Other routes include Saint Louis County Roads 25 and 92.

The unincorporated community of Cherry is located within Cherry Township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.5 square miles (87 km2); 32.9 square miles (85 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), or 1.70%, is water.

The West Two River flows through the eastern portion of Cherry Township.

Adjacent townships, cities, and communities[edit]

The following are adjacent to Cherry Township :

Saint Louis County Highway 5 (CR 5) briefly runs north–south along Cherry Township's western boundary line with adjacent city of Hibbing.

Hayes Road runs east–west along Cherry Township's northern boundary line with adjacent Great Scott Township.

Spirit Lake Road and Fraser Road both run north–south along Cherry Township's eastern boundary line with adjacent Clinton Township.

Townline Road–County Highway 16 (CR 16) runs east–west along Cherry Township's southern boundary line with adjacent Lavell Township.

Unincorporated communities[edit]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 915 people, 339 households, and 258 families living in the township. The population density was 27.8 people per square mile (10.7/km2). There were 364 housing units at an average density of 11.1/sq mi (4.3/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.02% White, 0.55% Native American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 339 households, out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,263, and the median income for a family was $55,882. Males had a median income of $43,173 versus $25,208 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,186. About 1.6% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.8% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person[edit]

Cherry is the birthplace of Gus Hall, an important politician of the Communist Party of the United States.


  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), Cherry township, St. Louis County, Minnesota". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 24, 2011.