Bay de Noc Township, Michigan

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Bay de Noc Township, Michigan
Location within Delta County
Location within Delta County
Bay de Noc Township is located in Michigan
Bay de Noc Township
Bay de Noc Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°46′13″N 86°55′11″W / 45.77028°N 86.91972°W / 45.77028; -86.91972Coordinates: 45°46′13″N 86°55′11″W / 45.77028°N 86.91972°W / 45.77028; -86.91972
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorGinny Dahlin
 • Total91.1 sq mi (235.8 km2)
 • Land67.5 sq mi (174.8 km2)
 • Water23.6 sq mi (61.1 km2)
640 ft (195 m)
 • Total305
 • Density4.5/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s)906
FIPS code26-06040[1]
GNIS feature ID1625893[2]

Bay de Noc Township is a civil township of Delta County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 305, down from 329 at the 2000 census. The township covers the southern portion of the peninsula separating Little Bay de Noc and Big Bay de Noc on Lake Michigan. Ensign Township is to the north and Escanaba is to the west across the Little Bay de Noc.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 91.1 square miles (236 km2), of which 67.5 square miles (175 km2) is land and 23.6 square miles (61 km2) (25.88%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 329 people, 153 households, and 104 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.9 per square mile (1.9/km²). There were 528 housing units at an average density of 7.8 per square mile (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.96% White, 0.61% Native American, and 2.43% from two or more races.

There were 153 households out of which 15.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.56.

In the township the population was spread out with 13.4% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 19.1% from 25 to 44, 38.6% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females, there were 113.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,571, and the median income for a family was $43,250. Males had a median income of $43,750 versus $30,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,472. About 1.7% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.

Fire Coverage is provided by the Masonville Township Fire Department due to a paid contract between Masonville and Bay De Noc townships. EMS coverage is provided by Masonville EMS.


  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: Bay de Noc Township, Michigan
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stonington, Michigan