Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan

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Austin Township, Michigan
Austin Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Austin Township, Michigan
Austin Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°38′33″N 82°56′52″W / 43.64250°N 82.94778°W / 43.64250; -82.94778Coordinates: 43°38′33″N 82°56′52″W / 43.64250°N 82.94778°W / 43.64250; -82.94778
Country United States
State Michigan
County Sanilac
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Land 36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 673
 • Density 18.6/sq mi (7.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes

48472 (Snover)[1]

48475 (Ubly)[2]
FIPS code 26-04400[3]
GNIS feature ID 1625868[4]

Austin Township is a civil township of Sanilac County of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population 673. The township was organized in 1851.[5]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (94 km2), all land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 673 people, 242 households, and 186 families residing in the township. The population density was 18.6 per square mile (7.2/km²). There were 298 housing units at an average density of 8.2 per square mile (3.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.26% White, 0.15% African American, 0.45% Native American, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 242 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,139, and the median income for a family was $38,594. Males had a median income of $27,708 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,041. About 9.4% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.