Elmwood Township, Michigan

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This article is about the township in Tuscola County. For the township in Leelanau County, see Elmwood Charter Township, Michigan.
Elmwood Township, Michigan
Township
Elmwood Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Elmwood Township, Michigan
Elmwood Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°38′4″N 83°17′2″W / 43.63444°N 83.28389°W / 43.63444; -83.28389Coordinates: 43°38′4″N 83°17′2″W / 43.63444°N 83.28389°W / 43.63444; -83.28389
Country United States
State Michigan
County Tuscola
Organized 1860
Area
 • Total 35.5 sq mi (92.0 km2)
 • Land 35.5 sq mi (92.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 686 ft (209 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,213
 • Density 34.1/sq mi (13.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-25720[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626236[2]

Elmwood Township is a civil township of Tuscola County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,213 at the 2000 census.

Elijah White was the first permanent white settler in the township in 1855. The township was organized with the name Waterloo in 1860 and renamed Elmwood by the state legislature in 1863.[3]

Communities[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.5 square miles (92 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,213 people, 470 households, and 343 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.1 per square mile (13.2/km²). There were 515 housing units at an average density of 14.5 per square mile (5.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.56% White, 0.25% African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 1.73% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.12% of the population.

There were 470 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 107.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,583, and the median income for a family was $46,346. Males had a median income of $31,181 versus $24,028 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,317. About 7.5% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 8.0% 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: Elmwood Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 
  4. ^ a b Tuscola County Map. J. Shively. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Center for Geographic Information. September 2007.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Colwood, Michigan
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elmwood Post Office (historical)
  7. ^ Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 181