Verdon Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota

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Verdon Township, Minnesota
Township
Verdon Township is located in Minnesota
Verdon Township
Verdon Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°52′52″N 93°21′48″W / 46.88111°N 93.36333°W / 46.88111; -93.36333Coordinates: 46°52′52″N 93°21′48″W / 46.88111°N 93.36333°W / 46.88111; -93.36333
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Aitkin
Area
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation 1,250 ft (381 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 45
 • Density 1/sq mi (0.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56469
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-66748[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665856[2]

Verdon Township is a township in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 45 as of the 2010 census.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Verdon Township was named for Verdon Wells, son of the town's postmaster, E. B. Wells.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.8 km2), of which 35.8 square miles (92.6 km2) is land and 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2), or 1.31%, is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Lakes[edit]

  • Oxbow Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains Verdon Cemetery.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 44 people, 23 households, and 14 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.2 people per square mile (0.5/km²). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 1.2/sq mi (0.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.45% White, 2.27% African American and 2.27% Asian.

There were 23 households out of which 4.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, and 34.8% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.91 and the average family size was 2.40.

In the township the population was spread out with 6.8% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 13.6% from 25 to 44, 34.1% from 45 to 64, and 36.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58 years. For every 100 females there were 158.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 156.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $14,375 versus $39,375 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,226. There were no families and 13.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 16.7% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". 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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Verdon township, Aitkin County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 17.