Benton Township, Cheboygan County, Michigan

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Benton Township, Michigan
Benton Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Benton Township, Michigan
Benton Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°36′12″N 84°24′47″W / 45.60333°N 84.41306°W / 45.60333; -84.41306Coordinates: 45°36′12″N 84°24′47″W / 45.60333°N 84.41306°W / 45.60333; -84.41306
Country United States
State Michigan
County Cheboygan
 • Total 62.5 sq mi (161.8 km2)
 • Land 58.7 sq mi (152.0 km2)
 • Water 3.8 sq mi (9.7 km2)
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,080
 • Density 52.5/sq mi (20.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-07420[1]
GNIS feature ID 1625916[2]

Benton Township is a civil township of Cheboygan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 3,080.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 62.5 square miles (162 km2), of which 58.7 square miles (152 km2) is land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) (6.02%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,080 people, 1,248 households, and 894 families residing in the township. The population density was 52.5 per square mile (20.3/km²). There were 1,627 housing units at an average density of 27.7 per square mile (10.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.12% White, 0.03% African American, 3.60% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 1,248 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,818, and the median income for a family was $43,900. Males had a median income of $30,662 versus $21,714 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,130. About 6.0% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.