Arcadia Township, Lapeer County, Michigan
Arcadia Township, Michigan
|• Total||36.2 sq mi (93.7 km2)|
|• Land||35.3 sq mi (91.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)|
|Elevation||909 ft (277 m)|
|• Density||90.5/sq mi (34.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1625844|
- Five Lakes, formerly Asa, is an unincorporated community on the boundary between Arcadia Township to the east and Mayfield Township to the west. It was first settled in 1855 and named for the nearby lakes.
- Kings Mill is an unincorporated community in the township at  The settlement formed around the grist mill and sawmill of Harvey King. It was a station on the Pontiac, Oxford and Port Austin Railroad (later part of the Grand Trunk Western Railroad). A post office operated from December 4, 1883, to February 15, 1934. .
- Lum is an unincorporated community in the township at  Lum was a station on the Pontiac, Oxford and Northern Railroad (later part of the Grand Trunk Western Railroad) It was named by Wallace Hunter for Colonel Lum, under whom he had served in the American Civil War. .
Five Lakes was settled in 1855. Three sawmills were built there with one on the Mayfield Township side. On May 28, 1869, a Five Lakes post office under postmaster William G. Stone, an inn-keeper, opened. The post office on April 6, 1874, was renamed to Asa but on April 29, 1878, returned to the Five Lakes name. A post office opened at King's Mill on December 4, 1883. The Lum settlement was founded in 1884, and Elijah Vincent became the first postmaster on March 24, 1884.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.7 km²), of which 35.3 square miles (91.5 km²) is land and 0.9 square mile (2.2 km²) (2.38%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,197 people, 1,089 households, and 887 families residing in the township. The population density was 90.5 per square mile (34.9/km²). There were 1,134 housing units at an average density of 32.1 per square mile (12.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.40% White, 0.31% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.
There were 1,089 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the township the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $56,458, and the median income for a family was $61,563. Males had a median income of $47,237 versus $24,444 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,080. About 3.3% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Arcadia Township, Lapeer County, Michigan
- Five Lakes. p. 198. Romig, Walter. Michigan Place Names.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kings Mill, Michigan
- Station:Kings Mill, Michigan, Michigan's Internet Railroad History Museum
- Romig, Walter (1986) . Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. p. 305. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lum, Michigan
- Station:Lum, Michigan, Michigan's Internet Railroad History Museum
- Romig, Walter (1986) . Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. p. 337. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.