Almira Township, Michigan

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Almira Township, Michigan
Almira Township is located in Michigan
Almira Township
Almira Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°43′42″N 85°51′24″W / 44.72833°N 85.85667°W / 44.72833; -85.85667Coordinates: 44°43′42″N 85°51′24″W / 44.72833°N 85.85667°W / 44.72833; -85.85667
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land33.7 sq mi (87.4 km2)
 • Water2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
873 ft (266 m)
 • Total3,645
 • Density108/sq mi (41.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-01640[1]
GNIS feature ID1625829[2]

Almira Township is a civil township of Benzie County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 3,645,[3] up from 2,811 at the 2000 census.


Almira Township is in the northeast corner of Benzie County. The village of Lake Ann is east of the center of the township, on the northeast shore of the lake of the same name. The unincorporated community of Maple Grove is on the southwest shore of Lake Ann, and the community of Hardwood Acres is east of the village of Lake Ann, extending to the eastern border of the township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.3 km2), of which 33.7 square miles (87.4 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (5.9 km2), or 6.29%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,811 people, 1,054 households, and 808 families residing in the township. The population density was 83.2 per square mile (32.1/km²). There were 1,320 housing units at an average density of 39.0 per square mile (15.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.69% White, 0.21% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 1,054 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,389, and the median income for a family was $49,024. Males had a median income of $33,164 versus $25,759 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,137. About 3.3% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Almira Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Almira township, Benzie County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 26, 2013.

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