Turner Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota
|Turner Township, Minnesota|
|• Total||35.8 sq mi (92.6 km2)|
|• Land||30.0 sq mi (77.6 km2)|
|• Water||5.8 sq mi (15.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,234 ft (376 m)|
|• Density||7/sq mi (2.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0665817|
Turner Township was named for county commissioner L. E. Turner.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.6 km2), of which 30.0 square miles (77.6 km2) is land and 5.8 square miles (15.0 km2), or 16.21%, is water.
- Aitkin Lake (vast majority)
- Bass Lake
- Big Sandy Lake (northeast quarter)
- Glacier Lake
- Loon Lake (west three-quarters)
- Remote Lake
- Tiesen Lake
- Twin Lakes
- Wakefield Lake
- Cornish Township (north)
- Balsam Township (east)
- Haugen Township (southeast)
- Shamrock Township (south)
- Workman Township (southwest)
- Libby Township (west)
- Verdon Township (northwest)
The township contains Tschibegamig Cemetery.
As of the census of 2000, there were 144 people, 74 households, and 46 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.8 people per square mile (1.9/km²). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 7.8/sq mi (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 86.11% White, 9.03% Native American, and 4.86% from two or more races.
There were 74 households out of which 13.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.30.
In the township the population was spread out with 13.9% under the age of 18, 0.7% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 43.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 114.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.7 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $28,333, and the median income for a family was $29,583. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,766. There were 9.3% of families and 17.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 42.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.
- United States National Atlas
- United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
- United States Board on Geographic Names (GNIS)
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Turner township, Aitkin County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
- Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia. Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 19.