Solon Township, Leelanau County, Michigan

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Solon Township, Michigan
Township
Solon Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Solon Township, Michigan
Solon Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°48′43″N 85°45′54″W / 44.81194°N 85.76500°W / 44.81194; -85.76500Coordinates: 44°48′43″N 85°45′54″W / 44.81194°N 85.76500°W / 44.81194; -85.76500
Country United States
State Michigan
County Leelanau
Area
 • Total 29.7 sq mi (76.9 km2)
 • Land 26.6 sq mi (68.9 km2)
 • Water 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)
Elevation 610 ft (186 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,542
 • Density 57.9/sq mi (22.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49621 (Cedar),
49684 (Traverse City)
FIPS code 26-74500[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627089[2]

Solon Township is a civil township of Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,542 at the 2000 census.

Communities[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.7 square miles (76.9 km²), of which 26.6 square miles (68.9 km²) is land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²) (10.40%) is water.

Climate[edit]

This climatic region has large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Solon Township has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[13]

Climate data for Solon Township, Leelanau County, Michigan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −2
(28)
−1
(31)
4
(40)
13
(55)
19
(67)
25
(77)
27
(81)
26
(79)
22
(71)
15
(59)
7
(45)
1
(33)
13
(55.5)
Average low °C (°F) −9
(16)
−9
(15)
−6
(21)
0
(32)
6
(42)
11
(51)
14
(57)
14
(57)
10
(50)
4
(40)
−1
(31)
−6
(21)
2.3
(36.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 71
(2.8)
50
(2)
50
(2)
69
(2.7)
71
(2.8)
80
(3)
66
(2.6)
81
(3.2)
107
(4.2)
86
(3.4)
81
(3.2)
74
(2.9)
886
(34.8)
Source: Weatherbase [14]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,542 people, 595 households, and 464 families residing in the township. The population density was 57.9 per square mile (22.4/km²). There were 738 housing units at an average density of 27.7 per square mile (10.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.21% White, 0.13% African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 595 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,448, and the median income for a family was $53,571. Males had a median income of $37,045 versus $25,481 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,987. About 2.2% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Solon Township, Leelanau County, Michigan
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cedar, Michigan
  4. ^ Station: Cedar City, Michigan, Michigan's Internet Railroad History Museum
  5. ^ a b c Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 
  6. ^ 49621 5-Digit ZCTA, 496 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fouch, Michigan
  8. ^ While Romig gives the name of the railroad as Michigan & Northwestern, no other source uses that name; Michigan's Internet Railroad History Museum indicates Fouch was a station on the M&NE [1]
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fouch Post Office (historical)
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Solon, Michigan
  11. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Solon Post Office (historical); Romig gives the opening date as February 13, 1870
  12. ^ 49684 5-Digit ZCTA, 496 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  13. ^ Climate Summary for Solon Township, Leelanau County, Michigan
  14. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 22, 2013.

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