Gilford Township, Michigan

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Gilford Township, Michigan
Gilford Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Gilford Township, Michigan
Gilford Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°31′48″N 83°39′7″W / 43.53000°N 83.65194°W / 43.53000; -83.65194Coordinates: 43°31′48″N 83°39′7″W / 43.53000°N 83.65194°W / 43.53000; -83.65194
Country United States
State Michigan
County Tuscola
 • Total 34.8 sq mi (90.1 km2)
 • Land 34.8 sq mi (90.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 833
 • Density 23.9/sq mi (9.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48733 (Fairgrove),
48736 (Gilford P.O. Box),
48757 (Reese)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-32160[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626352[2]

Gilford Township is a civil township of Tuscola County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 833 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.8 square miles (90 km2), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 833 people, 317 households, and 241 families residing in the township. The population density was 23.9 per square mile (9.2/km²). There were 339 housing units at an average density of 9.7 per square mile (3.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.84% White, 0.36% African American, 0.84% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.24% of the population.

There were 317 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,288, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $32,206 versus $25,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,778. About 7.4% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.