Ball Bluff Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota

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Ball Bluff Township, Minnesota
Ball Bluff Township is located in Minnesota
Ball Bluff Township
Ball Bluff Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°59′38″N 93°15′46″W / 46.99389°N 93.26278°W / 46.99389; -93.26278Coordinates: 46°59′38″N 93°15′46″W / 46.99389°N 93.26278°W / 46.99389; -93.26278
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Aitkin
 • Total 35.2 sq mi (91.2 km2)
 • Land 33.9 sq mi (87.9 km2)
 • Water 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
Elevation 1,273 ft (388 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 278
 • Density 8/sq mi (3.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-03358[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663498[2]

Ball Bluff Township is a township in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 278 as of the 2010 census.[3]


Ball Bluff is a corruption of Bald Bluff, a glacial morainic drift with a treeless, grassy top.[4] It was incorporated May 26, 1900.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.2 square miles (91.2 km2), of which 87.9 square kilometres (33.9 sq mi) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), or 3.62%, is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]


  • Hay Lake
  • Little Ball Bluff Lake (north quarter)
  • Vanduse Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains Ball Bluff Cemetery.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 300 people, 121 households, and 86 families residing in the township. The population density was 8.9 people per square mile (3.4/km²). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 6.1/sq mi (2.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.67% White, 0.67% Native American, and 0.67% from two or more races.

There were 121 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $36,667 versus $21,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,602. About 19.6% of families and 28.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.5% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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): Ball Bluff township, Aitkin County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 14. 
  5. ^ "Aitkin County, Minnesota" (PDF). Aitken County Historical Society. Retrieved March 2, 2018.