Minerva Township, Clearwater County, Minnesota

Coordinates: 47°21′53″N 95°22′43″W / 47.36472°N 95.37861°W / 47.36472; -95.37861
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Minerva Township
Minerva Township is located in Minnesota
Minerva Township
Minerva Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Minerva Township is located in the United States
Minerva Township
Minerva Township
Minerva Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 47°21′53″N 95°22′43″W / 47.36472°N 95.37861°W / 47.36472; -95.37861
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.1 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Land34.5 sq mi (89.4 km2)
 • Water1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
1,506 ft (459 m)
 • Total283
 • Density8.2/sq mi (3.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code218
FIPS code27-42452[1]
GNIS feature ID0664985[2]

Minerva Township is a township in Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 283 at the 2000 census.

Minerva Township was named for Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.6 km2), of which 34.5 square miles (89.4 km2) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2) (4.48%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 283 people, 97 households, and 76 families residing in the township. The population density was 8.2 people per square mile (3.2/km2). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 3.5/sq mi (1.3/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 92.93% White, 3.89% Native American, 1.06% Asian, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 97 households, out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the township the population was spread out, with 29.7% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,167, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,561. About 14.1% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.9% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 123.