Turner Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota

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Turner Township, Minnesota
Turner Township is located in Minnesota
Turner Township
Turner Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°46′54″N 93°15′54″W / 46.78167°N 93.26500°W / 46.78167; -93.26500Coordinates: 46°46′54″N 93°15′54″W / 46.78167°N 93.26500°W / 46.78167; -93.26500
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Aitkin
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 208
 • Density 7/sq mi (2.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55760
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-65722[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665817[2]

Turner Township is a township in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 208 as of the 2010 census.[3]


Turner Township was named for county commissioner L. E. Turner.[4]


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.[3]


  • 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

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains Tschibegamig Cemetery.


As of the census[1] 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.


  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): Turner township, Aitkin County, Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia. Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 19.