Wakefield Township, Michigan

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Wakefield Township, Michigan
Township
Wakefield Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Wakefield Township, Michigan
Wakefield Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°31′53″N 89°52′11″W / 46.53139°N 89.86972°W / 46.53139; -89.86972Coordinates: 46°31′53″N 89°52′11″W / 46.53139°N 89.86972°W / 46.53139; -89.86972
Country United States
State Michigan
County Gogebic
Area
 • Total 180.8 sq mi (468.2 km2)
 • Land 179.8 sq mi (465.6 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
Elevation 1,421 ft (433 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 364
 • Density 2.0/sq mi (0.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 49968
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-82800[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627205[2]

Wakefield Township is a civil township of Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 364 at the 2000 census.

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Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 180.8 square miles (468 km2), of which 179.8 square miles (466 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.54%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 364 people, 161 households, and 110 families residing in the township. The population density was 2.0 per square mile (0.8/km²). There were 376 housing units at an average density of 2.1 per square mile (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.80% White, 0.82% Asian, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 161 households out of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the township the population was spread out with 18.1% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $37,750. Males had a median income of $28,542 versus $23,295 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,400. About 5.3% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

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