Aitkin Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota

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Aitkin Township is a township in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 642 as of the 2000 census.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.7 square miles (90.0 km²); of this, 32.5 square miles (84.1 km²) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²) of it (6.54%) is water.

The city of Aitkin lies geographically within the township but is a separate entity.

Major highways


  • Bass Lake
  • Blue Lake (north quarter)
  • Cedar Lake (northeast half)
  • Dogfish Lake
  • Lily Lake
  • Pickerel Lake
  • Poor Farm Lake
  • Tarr Lake

Adjacent townships


The township contains these two cemeteries: Lakeview and Saint Thomas.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 642 people, 267 households, and 190 families residing in the township. The population density was 19.8 people per square mile (7.6/km²). There were 356 housing units at an average density of 11.0/sq mi (4.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.35% White, 1.40% Native American, 0.47% Asian, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.

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