Amber Township, Michigan

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Amber Township, Michigan
Amber Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Amber Township, Michigan
Amber Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°57′34″N 86°20′45″W / 43.95944°N 86.34583°W / 43.95944; -86.34583Coordinates: 43°57′34″N 86°20′45″W / 43.95944°N 86.34583°W / 43.95944; -86.34583
Country United States
State Michigan
County Mason
 • Total 27.8 sq mi (72.0 km2)
 • Land 27.6 sq mi (71.5 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,054
 • Density 74.4/sq mi (28.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-01980[1]
GNIS feature ID 1625835[2]

Amber Township is a civil township of Mason County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,054.


Amber Township was organized in 1867.[3] It was named after Amber, New York, the former home of an early resident.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.8 square miles (72 km2), of which 27.6 square miles (71 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.65%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,054 people, 756 households, and 579 families residing in the township. The population density was 74.4 per square mile (28.7/km²). There were 820 housing units at an average density of 29.7 per square mile (11.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.64% White, 0.54% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.48% of the population.

There were 756 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,458, and the median income for a family was $46,701. Males had a median income of $35,893 versus $21,842 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,833. About 4.2% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 3.8% 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: Amber Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Surrarrer, G. Pearl (Jun 16, 1949). "Place names of county make interesting story". Ludington Daily News. p. 7. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Focus on our history: How county was named". Ludington Daily News. October 3, 1987. p. 2. Retrieved 30 April 2015.