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Swatara Minnesota Community Guide


 
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Population: 
 Macville Township 1970 1980 1990 2000 2004
(est)
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 226 242 184 204 203 20 10.87
Land Area (sq. mile) 35.90 33.90 36.18 36.17 -- -0.01 -0.02
Density (persons per sq. mile) 6.30 7.14 5.09 5.64 -- 0.55 10.89
Housing Units 74 107 115 107 -- -8 -6.96
Households -- 73 64 77 79 13 20.31
Persons Per Household -- 3.32 2.88 2.65 2.56 -0.23 -7.83

Geography:
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 94.5 km˛ (36.5 mi˛). 93.7 km˛ (36.2 mi˛) of it is land and 0.8 km˛ (0.3 mi˛) of it (0.85%) is water.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:
 
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 204 people, 77 households, and 51 families residing in the township. The population density was 2.2/km˛ (5.6/mi˛). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 1.1/km˛ (3.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township was 97.06% White, 1.47% African American and 1.47% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 77 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $24,531 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,859. About 19.6% of families and 28.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 24.0% of those sixty five or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

SWATARA, a post office, 1903-8, and since 1911, Macville Township, section 20; it had a station on the Soo Line.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

More Swatara History

Soo Line train, Swatara Minnesota, year unknown
Soo Line train, Swatara Minnesota, year unknown
From http://www.flickr.com/photos/menetekel/2838945060/


Government:
Richard Biskey, Chairperson
34375 605th Lane
Hill City, MN 55748
(218) 697-2750
Dorothy Biskey, Clerk
dotmon@lcp2.net 
34375 605th Lane
Hill City MN 55748
(218) 697-2750
Jennifer Byers, Treasurer 61086 US Highway 169
Hill City, MN 55748
(218) 697-8493
Kenneth Janssen, Supervisor 62334 US Highway 169
Hill City, MN 55748
(218) 697-2556
Vernon Bishop, Supervisor 35375 600th Street
Hill City, MN 55748
(218) 697-2419

Post Office:
None since 1908. Nearest Post Office is in Hill City.


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Main Street, Swatara Minnesota, 1947
From http://www.rootsweb.com/~mnaitkin/swatara.htm

   
   

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Aerial photo is courtesy of the Minnesota DNR - click map to zoom or enlarge


Aerial photo is courtesy of the Minnesota DNR - click map to zoom or enlarge


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