Limestone Township, Michigan

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Limestone Township, Michigan
Limestone Township is located in Michigan
Limestone Township
Limestone Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°13′45″N 87°1′2″W / 46.22917°N 87.01722°W / 46.22917; -87.01722Coordinates: 46°13′45″N 87°1′2″W / 46.22917°N 87.01722°W / 46.22917; -87.01722
Country United States
State Michigan
County Alger
 • Total 75.2 sq mi (194.7 km2)
 • Land 74.2 sq mi (192.2 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
Elevation 932 ft (284 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 438
 • Density 6/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49816
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-47540[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626617[2]

Limestone Township is a civil township of Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 438 at the 2010 census.[3]


There are no incorporated municipalities in the township. There are some historic locales and unincorporated communities:


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 75.2 square miles (194.7 km2), of which 74.2 square miles (192.2 km2) is land and 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), or 1.24%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 407 people, 174 households, and 124 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.5 per square mile (2.1/km²). There were 333 housing units at an average density of 4.5 per square mile (1.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.84% White, 1.47% African American, 1.47% Native American, 0.98% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population. 17.0% were of United States or American, 13.6% Finnish, 12.9% German, 10.6% Polish, 9.1% French and 6.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 174 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 34.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,938, and the median income for a family was $37,981. Males had a median income of $36,094 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,384. About 7.8% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.