Walden Township, Pope 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: 45°32′16″N 95°41′28″W / 45.53778°N 95.69111°W / 45.53778; -95.69111Coordinates: 45°32′16″N 95°41′28″W / 45.53778°N 95.69111°W / 45.53778; -95.69111
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pope
 • Total 35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
 • Land 32.9 sq mi (85.1 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7.1 km2)
Elevation 1,099 ft (335 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 201
 • Density 6.1/sq mi (2.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-67702[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665898[2]

Walden Township is a township in Pope County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 201 at the 2000 census.

According to Warren Upham, Walden Township was probably named after Walden Pond.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92.2 km²), of which 32.9 square miles (85.1 km²) of it is land and 2.8 square miles (7.1 km²) of it (7.75%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 201 people, 67 households, and 54 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.1 people per square mile (2.4/km²). There were 80 housing units at an average density of 2.4/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 67 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.6% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 113.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,000, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $29,688 versus $20,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,066. About 3.7% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.7% 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. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 433.