Charlton Township, Michigan

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Not to be confused with Charleston Township, Michigan.
Charlton Township, Michigan
Township
Charlton Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Charlton Township, Michigan
Charlton Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°57′10″N 84°24′58″W / 44.95278°N 84.41611°W / 44.95278; -84.41611Coordinates: 44°57′10″N 84°24′58″W / 44.95278°N 84.41611°W / 44.95278; -84.41611
Country United States
State Michigan
County Otsego
Area
 • Total 102.2 sq mi (264.8 km2)
 • Land 100.3 sq mi (259.9 km2)
 • Water 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
Elevation 1,371 ft (418 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,330
 • Density 13.3/sq mi (5.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-14840[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626063[2]

Charlton Township is a civil township of Otsego County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,330 at the 2000 census.

Communities[edit]

There are no incorporated municipalities in the township.

  • Johannesburg is an unincorporated community on M-32. The ZIP Code is 49751, which serves much of Charlton Township.
  • Vienna Corners is an unincorporated community on M-32 on the eastern boundary of the township.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 102.2 square miles (265 km2), of which, 100.3 square miles (260 km2) of it is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) of it (1.85%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,330 people, 552 households, and 416 families residing in the township. The population density was 13.3 per square mile (5.1/km²). There were 1,391 housing units at an average density of 13.9 per square mile (5.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.42% White, 0.30% Native American, 0.15% Asian, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 552 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 109.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,536, and the median income for a family was $41,200. Males had a median income of $32,578 versus $21,574 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,211. About 3.3% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

Johannesburg[edit]

The unincorporated community of Johannesburg is the home of the Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools, which also includes the unincorporated census-designated place of Lewiston in Montmorency County. Johannesburg also includes a Christian church, two popular restaurants (The Old Depot and Paul's Pub), a small market and gas station, and a war veterans memorial, and, unusually for an unincorporated community, hosts a popular July 4 fireworks show every year.

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