Fork Township, Michigan

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Fork Township, Michigan
Township
Fork Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Fork Township, Michigan
Fork Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°46′5″N 85°8′23″W / 43.76806°N 85.13972°W / 43.76806; -85.13972Coordinates: 43°46′5″N 85°8′23″W / 43.76806°N 85.13972°W / 43.76806; -85.13972
Country United States
State Michigan
County Mecosta
Area
 • Total 35.3 sq mi (91.3 km2)
 • Land 35.0 sq mi (90.5 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,678
 • Density 48.0/sq mi (18.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-29680[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626298[2]

Fork Township is a civil township of Mecosta County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,678 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Fork Township was organized in 1867.[3]

Communities[edit]

  • Deciple was an unincorporated place focused around a shingle mill. It had a post office from 1884 until 1894.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.3 square miles (91 km2), of which 35.0 square miles (91 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.91%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,678 people, 669 households, and 487 families residing in the township. The population density was 48.0 per square mile (18.5/km²). There were 950 housing units at an average density of 27.2 per square mile (10.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.62% White, 0.77% African American, 0.48% Native American, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.

There were 669 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $31,486. Males had a median income of $27,105 versus $21,397 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,124. About 11.9% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 5.2% 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: Fork Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 203
  4. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 149