Walden Township, Cass County, Minnesota

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Walden Township, Minnesota
Walden Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Walden Township, Minnesota
Walden Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°40′31″N 94°27′13″W / 46.67528°N 94.45361°W / 46.67528; -94.45361Coordinates: 46°40′31″N 94°27′13″W / 46.67528°N 94.45361°W / 46.67528; -94.45361
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cass
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Land 36.1 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,312 ft (400 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 405
 • Density 11.2/sq mi (4.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56474
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-67684[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665897[2]

Walden Township is a township in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 405 as of the 2000 census.[3] Walden Township was named after Walden Pond, in Massachusetts.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.7 km²), of which 36.2 square miles (93.6 km²) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) (0.11%) is water.


  • Mud Lake
  • Rice Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these two cemeteries: Anderson and Maple Hill.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 405 people, 143 households, and 108 families residing in the township. The population density was 11.2 people per square mile (4.3/km²). There were 166 housing units at an average density of 4.6/sq mi (1.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.26% White, 0.25% Native American, 0.25% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 143 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,063, and the median income for a family was $42,143. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $16,607 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,678. About 9.4% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 18.2% of those age 65 or over.