McMillan Township, Luce County, Michigan

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McMillan Township, Michigan
McMillan Township Hall, Newberry
McMillan Township Hall, Newberry
McMillan Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
McMillan Township, Michigan
McMillan Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°32′16″N 85°30′13″W / 46.53778°N 85.50361°W / 46.53778; -85.50361Coordinates: 46°32′16″N 85°30′13″W / 46.53778°N 85.50361°W / 46.53778; -85.50361
Country United States
State Michigan
County Luce
 • Total 604.6 sq mi (1,566.0 km2)
 • Land 592.0 sq mi (1,533.4 km2)
 • Water 12.6 sq mi (32.6 km2)
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,947
 • Density 6.7/sq mi (2.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49768, 49853, 49868
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-50440[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626658[2]

McMillan Township is a civil township of northern Luce County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,947 at the 2000 census. Most of the township's population lives in the village of Newberry, the county seat, at the township's extreme south.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 604.6 square miles (1,566.0 km²), of which 592.0 square miles (1,533.4 km²) is land and 12.6 square miles (32.6 km² or 2.08%) is water. It is the largest township in Michigan.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,947 people, 1,240 households, and 813 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.7 per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 1,979 housing units at an average density of 3.3 per square mile (1.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 76.39% White, 13.28% African American, 5.60% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.86% of the population.

There were 1,240 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 146.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 165.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,514, and the median income for a family was $35,101. Males had a median income of $30,118 versus $20,608 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,007. About 14.6% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.