Wuori Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Wuori Township, Minnesota
Wuori Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Wuori Township, Minnesota
Wuori Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°36′48″N 92°31′28″W / 47.61333°N 92.52444°W / 47.61333; -92.52444Coordinates: 47°36′48″N 92°31′28″W / 47.61333°N 92.52444°W / 47.61333; -92.52444
CountryUnited States
CountySaint Louis
 • Total34.9 sq mi (90.4 km2)
 • Land34.8 sq mi (90.0 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
1,539 ft (469 m)
 • Total572
 • Density16/sq mi (6.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-71869[1]
GNIS feature ID0666058[2]

Wuori Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 572 at the 2010 census.[3]

U.S. Highway 53 and State Highway 169 (MN 169) are two of the main routes in the township.

Wuori Township is located immediately north of the city of Virginia.

The unincorporated community of Florenton is located within Wuori Township. Britt is nearby.

A majority of Wuori Township is located within the Superior National Forest. The Laurentian Continental Divide Recreation Area is located within Wuori Township on Highway 53. The recreation area serves as the trailhead for the Lookout Mountain Trail system.


Wuori is a name derived from Finnish meaning "mountain".[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.9 square miles (90 km2); 34.8 square miles (90 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 0.43%, is water.

Wuori Creek flows through the northeast corner of Wuori Township.

The Sandy River flows through the north–central part of Wuori Township, and the Sandy River also flows near the northwest boundary line of the township.

Adjacent townships, cities, and communities[edit]

The following are adjacent to Wuori Township:

Unincorporated communities[edit]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 563 people, 219 households, and 173 families residing in the township. The population density was 16.2 people per square mile (6.3/km2). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 6.6/sq mi (2.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.22% White, 0.89% Native American, 0.36% Asian, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 219 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 34.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,694, and the median income for a family was $50,469. Males had a median income of $41,667 versus $21,528 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,070. About 3.1% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 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), Wuori township, St. Louis County, Minnesota". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 492.