Idun Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota

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Idun Township, Minnesota
Idun Township is located in Minnesota
Idun Township
Idun Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°13′16″N 93°22′38″W / 46.22111°N 93.37722°W / 46.22111; -93.37722Coordinates: 46°13′16″N 93°22′38″W / 46.22111°N 93.37722°W / 46.22111; -93.37722
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Aitkin
 • Total 37.3 sq mi (96.5 km2)
 • Land 36.6 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Elevation 1,299 ft (396 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 259
 • Density 7/sq mi (2.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-30788[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664541[2]

Idun Township is a township in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 259 as of the 2010 census.[3]


Idun Township was named for Iðunn, a god of Norse mythology.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.3 square miles (96.5 km2), of which 36.6 square miles (94.9 km2) is land and 0.62 square miles (1.6 km2), or 1.62%, is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]


  • Bear Lake
  • Cedar Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains Redtop Cemetery.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 235 people, 95 households, and 62 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.4 people per square mile (2.5/km²). There were 195 housing units at an average density of 5.3/sq mi (2.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.32% White, 0.43% African American, 2.98% Native American, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.

There were 95 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 1.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 126.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 130.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $29,063, and the median income for a family was $40,313. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,193. About 6.8% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 13.0% of those sixty five or over.


  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): Idun township, Aitkin County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia. Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 16.