Michigan Township, LaPorte County, Indiana

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Michigan Township
Township
Map highlighting Michigan Township, LaPorte County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 41°43′33″N 86°52′33″W / 41.72583°N 86.87583°W / 41.72583; -86.87583Coordinates: 41°43′33″N 86°52′33″W / 41.72583°N 86.87583°W / 41.72583; -86.87583
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 27.43 sq mi (71.0 km2)
 • Land 17.91 sq mi (46.4 km2)
 • Water 9.52 sq mi (24.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 610 ft (186 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 27,522
 • Density 1,536.3/sq mi (593.2/km2)
FIPS code 18-48780[2]
GNIS feature ID 453621

Michigan Township is one of twenty-one townships in LaPorte County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 27,522 and it contained 13,216 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Michigan Township was organized in 1833, and named from Lake Michigan, which forms its northwestern border.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 27.43 square miles (71.0 km2), of which 17.91 square miles (46.4 km2) (or 65.29%) is land and 9.52 square miles (24.7 km2) (or 34.71%) is water.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  4. ^ Daniels, E. D. (1904). A twentieth century history and biographical record of La Porte County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Co. p. 34. 

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