Ocqueoc Township, Michigan

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Ocqueoc Township, Michigan
Township
Ocqueoc Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Ocqueoc Township, Michigan
Ocqueoc Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°27′33″N 84°4′4″W / 45.45917°N 84.06778°W / 45.45917; -84.06778Coordinates: 45°27′33″N 84°4′4″W / 45.45917°N 84.06778°W / 45.45917; -84.06778
Country United States
State Michigan
County Presque Isle
Area
 • Total 52.6 sq mi (136.3 km2)
 • Land 52.3 sq mi (135.5 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 623 ft (190 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 634
 • Density 12.1/sq mi (4.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-60160[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626836[2]

Ocqueoc Township is a civil township of Presque Isle County in the U.S. state of Michigan named after the Ocqueoc River. The population of Ocqueoc Township was 634 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 52.6 square miles (136.3 km²), of which 52.3 square miles (135.5 km²) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.8 km²) (0.59%) is water.

Geographic features[edit]

  • Hammond Bay (Lake Huron)
  • Ocqueoc Falls
  • Ocqueoc Lake

Transportation[edit]

Private airports[edit]

The nearest private airports in Presque Isle County are:

Commercial airports[edit]

The nearest commercial airports are:

Highways[edit]

Notable roads[edit]

  • North Allis Highway
  • Ocqueoc Falls Highway
  • Ocqueoc Road

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 634 people, 280 households, and 199 families residing in the township. The population density was 12.1 per square mile (4.7/km²). There were 691 housing units at an average density of 13.2 per square mile (5.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.42% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 280 households out of which 19.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.55.

In the township the population was spread out with 17.0% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 18.6% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 31.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $33,269. Males had a median income of $27,143 versus $25,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,432. About 9.4% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Ocqueoc Township is part of the Onaway Area Community School district.

The Onaway Schools consists of an Elementary school (K-5) and Middle/High School (6-12).

Area Attractions[edit]

  • Rogers City Municipal Marina has nearly 100 slips, most on floating docks. There is a fishing platform on the east wall for breakwater fishing.
  • P. H. Hoeft State Park has one mile (1.6 km) of sandy shoreline and 301 acres (1.22 km2) on Lake Huron. Hiking trails run through the forest and along the lake. There is a 142 site campground. The day use area has a playground, picnic sites, and a beach.[3] It was one of the fourteen original Michigan state parks, and the land was donated by lumber baron Paul H. Hoeft on January 2, 1922.[4] It is a 'four season park' offering camping even in the winter.[5]
  • Presque Isle County Historical Museum (Rogers City)
  • A list and link for state historical markers is at Presque Isle County.

Area Events[edit]

  • Memorial Day Weekend Open House including Afternoon of Arts & Crafts at Forty Mile Point Light
  • Presque Isle County Fair, Millersburg, Michigan, last weekend in June
  • Rogers City Nautical Festival, first complete weekend in August
  • Rogers City Salmon Tournament, second weekend in August
  • Posen Potato Festival, Posen, Michigan, first weekend in September
  • Annual Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival—Four days in second week in October, Forty Mile Point Open For Tours All Four Days[6]
  • Ocqueoc river and Ocqueoc Lake

Media[edit]

The following can be accessed in Ocqueoc Township, MI

Newspapers[edit]

  • The local newspaper, the Presque Isle County Advance, has served the area since 1878. The Advance made state wide news itself in February 2006, when it fell victim to a fire which also destroyed Big D's Pizza. Both businesses recovered, with Big D's moving to a new location and the Advance moving into a beautiful new structure 10 months after the fire.
  • The Alpena News[7] is the daily newspaper of record for much of northeastern Lower Peninsula of Michigan.

Television[edit]

Radio[edit]

FM[edit]

Call Sign Frequency City Broadcast From
WTLI 89.3 Bear Creek Township
WPHN 90.5 Gaylord
WCML 97.1 Alpena
WFXD 92.5 Atlanta
WKJZ 94.9 Hillman
WLXT 96.3 Petoskey
WRGZ 96.7 Rogers City
WKLZ 98.9 Petoskey
WHAK 99.9 Rogers City
WMJZ 101.5 Gaylord
WMKC 102.9 Indian River
WGFM 105.1 Cheboygan
WHSB 107.7 Alpena

AM[edit]

Call Sign Frequency City Broadcast From
WTCM 580 Traverse City
WHAK 960 Rogers City
WJML 1110 Petoskey

References[edit]