Fairhaven Township, Michigan
|Fairhaven Township, Michigan|
|• Total||58.0 sq mi (150.3 km2)|
|• Land||21.1 sq mi (54.6 km2)|
|• Water||36.9 sq mi (95.7 km2)|
|Elevation||581 ft (177 m)|
|• Density||59.7/sq mi (23.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626266|
- Bay Port is an unincorporated community in the township on M-25 on the shore of Wild Fowl Bay, which opens into the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. Bay Port is at . The ZIP code is 48720. Each year, during the first full weekend of August, Bay Port hosts its annual Fish Sandwich Festival. Bay Port's unofficial motto is: "Where the fish caught the man" due to its easy lake access for sport fishermen.
Bay Port was settled in 1851 by Carl H. Heisterman. It was first named Geneva and later Wild Fowl Port. The post office was relocated her from Ora Labora in 1872.
- Kilmanagh is an unincorporated community partially in the southeast corner of the township at .
- Rose Island is an unincorporated community in the Township on the Saginaw Bay at Rose Island and Haist Roads.
- Valley Island is an unincorporated community in the Township on the Saginaw Bay at Schuck and Valley Island Roads. 
- Weale is an unincorporated community in the Township on the Saginaw Bay at Weale and Kuhl Roads after the railroad. 
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 58.0 square miles (150 km2), of which, 21.1 square miles (55 km2) of it is land and 37.0 square miles (96 km2) of it (63.67%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,259 people, 537 households, and 353 families residing in the township. The population density was 59.7 per square mile (23.1/km²). There were 770 housing units at an average density of 36.5 per square mile (14.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.17% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.79% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.14% of the population.
There were 537 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the township the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $33,500, and the median income for a family was $37,813. Males had a median income of $31,958 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,689. About 8.6% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fairhaven Township, Michigan
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bay Port, Michigan
- Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 47.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kilmanagh, Michigan
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rose Island, Michigan
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Valley Island, Michigan
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Weale, Michigan