Mahtowa Township, Carlton County, Minnesota

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Mahtowa Township is a township in Carlton County, Minnesota, USA. The population was 494 as of the 2000 census.[3]

Interstate 35 serves as a main arterial route in the township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.1 square miles (62.5 km²), of which 23.8 square miles (61.7 km²) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) (1.41%) is water.

Unincorporated towns

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Major highways


  • Benfield Lake
  • Ellstrom Lake (west quarter)
  • Flodeen Lake (west edge)
  • Hizer Lake
  • Katzel Lake (north three-quarters)
  • Munson Lake
  • Sandy Lake (west half)
  • Park Lake

Adjacent townships


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 494 people, 189 households, and 147 families residing in the township. The population density was 20.7 people per square mile (8.0/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 8.9/sq mi (3.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.56% White, 0.20% African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population. 27.1% were of Swedish, 19.3% German, 13.2% Norwegian, 9.2% Finnish, 6.7% English and 5.6% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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