Louisville Township, Scott County, Minnesota

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Louisville Township, Minnesota
Louisville Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Louisville Township, Minnesota
Louisville Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°44′44″N 93°34′29″W / 44.74556°N 93.57472°W / 44.74556; -93.57472Coordinates: 44°44′44″N 93°34′29″W / 44.74556°N 93.57472°W / 44.74556; -93.57472
CountryUnited States
 • Total14.5 sq mi (37.7 km2)
 • Land13.9 sq mi (36.0 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
912 ft (278 m)
 • Total1,359
 • Density97.8/sq mi (37.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-38294[1]
GNIS feature ID0664829[2]

Louisville Township is a township in Scott County, Minnesota, in the United States. The population was 1,359 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.6 square miles (37.7 km²); 13.9 square miles (36.0 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (4.54%) is water.


Louisville Township was organized in 1858, and named after Louisville, Kentucky.[3]

A town of Louisville was planned during the land boom of the 1850s, however the Panic of 1857 caused the finances of the planned town to collapse. As a result, many of the buildings were moved to Carver, Minnesota, directly across the Minnesota River in Carver County.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,359 people, 410 households, and 359 families residing in the township. The population density was 97.8 people per square mile (37.8/km²). There were 417 housing units at an average density of 30.0/sq mi (11.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 86.68% White, 0.74% African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 10.74% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.80% of the population.

There were 410 households out of which 47.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.0% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.4% were non-families. 7.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.31 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $79,242, and the median income for a family was $82,911. Males had a median income of $54,583 versus $40,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,069. About 2.6% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 9.8% 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. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 508.
  4. ^ Carver Historic District - 2008 MINNESOTA SESQUICENTENNIAL EDITION[permanent dead link], City of Carver, 2008, Accessed July 20, 2009.