Libby Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota

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Libby Township, Minnesota
Location in Aitkin County
Location in Aitkin County
Libby Township is located in Minnesota
Libby Township
Libby Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°47′49″N 93°21′13″W / 46.79694°N 93.35361°W / 46.79694; -93.35361Coordinates: 46°47′49″N 93°21′13″W / 46.79694°N 93.35361°W / 46.79694; -93.35361
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Aitkin
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.5 km2)
 • Land 34.7 sq mi (90.0 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
Elevation 1,237 ft (377 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 27-36908[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664774[2]

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


Libby Township was named for Mark Libby, a fur trader in the 19th century.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.5 km2), of which 34.7 square miles (90.0 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.5 km2), or 3.76%, is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]


  • Aitkin Lake (west edge)
  • Big Sandy Lake (west edge)
  • Brown Lake (northwest quarter)
  • Libby Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 47 people, 25 households, and 15 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.4 people per square mile (0.5/km²). There were 85 housing units at an average density of 2.5/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 25 households out of which 12.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, and 40.0% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.88 and the average family size was 2.20.

In the township the population was spread out with 8.5% under the age of 18, 2.1% from 18 to 24, 19.1% from 25 to 44, 40.4% from 45 to 64, and 29.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,971. There were 12.5% of families and 21.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 100.0% of under eighteens and 22.2% of those over 64.


  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): Libby 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.