Belvidere Township, Michigan

Coordinates: 43°25′46″N 85°8′54″W / 43.42944°N 85.14833°W / 43.42944; -85.14833
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Belvidere Township, Michigan
Belvidere Township is located in Michigan
Belvidere Township
Belvidere Township
Belvidere Township is located in the United States
Belvidere Township
Belvidere Township
Coordinates: 43°25′46″N 85°8′54″W / 43.42944°N 85.14833°W / 43.42944; -85.14833
CountryUnited States
OrganizedMarch 7, 1867
 • Total36.0 sq mi (93 km2)
 • Land34.6 sq mi (90 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (4 km2)
915 ft (279 m)
 • Total2,135
 • Density61.7/sq mi (23.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
48886 (Six Lakes)
48829 (Edmore)
48850 (Lakeview)
FIPS code26-117-07200[3]
GNIS feature ID1625911[4]

Belvidere Township is a civil township of Montcalm County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2020 census, the township population was 2,135.[2]


The township is along the northern edge of Montcalm County, bordered to the north by Mecosta County and at the town's northeast corner by Isabella County. The center of the township at Six Lakes is 12 miles (19 km) north of Stanton, the county seat, and 22 miles (35 km) north-northeast of Greenville.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), of which 34.6 square miles (90 km2) are land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), or 3.82%, are water.[1] Several natural lakes are in the township, include five of the chain of Six Lakes, which run west to east across the north part of the township. The Flat River flows out of First Lake within the community of Six Lakes in the center of the township; the river is a south-flowing tributary of the Grand River.



Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,438 people, 952 households, and 699 families residing in the township. The population density was 70.0 inhabitants per square mile (27.0/km2). There were 1,324 housing units at an average density of 38.0 per square mile (14.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 95.94% White, 0.37% African American, 1.97% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.

There were 952 households, out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,477, and the median income for a family was $37,717. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $20,893 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,920. About 7.4% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "2023 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Michigan". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "P1. Race – Belvidere township, Michigan: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Belvidere Township, Michigan
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Six Lakes, Michigan
  6. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  7. ^ Six Lakes Station Archived 2007-11-06 at the Wayback Machine, Michigan's Internet Railroad History Museum
  8. ^ Schenck, John S. (2005) [1881]. "Belvidere". History of Ionia and Montcalm counties, Michigan. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. pp. 404–405. Retrieved February 15, 2009.
  9. ^ Dasef, John W. (2005) [1916]. "Township History". History of Montcalm County, Michigan its people, industries and institutions...with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. pp. 60–65. Retrieved February 6, 2009.
  10. ^ ZCTA Reference Map for 48886 Archived 2020-02-12 at, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  11. ^ "Decennial Census Official Publications". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2023.

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