Mahtowa is a small, unincorporated community located inside of the Mahtowa Township. This township is nestled along the eastern border of the state of Minnesota in Carlton County. It has a population of 370 residents and a total land area of 10.6 square miles. This gives it a population density of 35 residents per square mile. The community is right in between Moose Lake and Cloquet and enjoys two main routes: Country Road 4 and Country Road 61.