Bentley Township, Michigan

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Bentley Township, Michigan
Bentley Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Bentley Township, Michigan
Bentley Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°51′45″N 84°11′47″W / 43.86250°N 84.19639°W / 43.86250; -84.19639Coordinates: 43°51′45″N 84°11′47″W / 43.86250°N 84.19639°W / 43.86250; -84.19639
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Land35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation732 ft (223 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total859
 • Density24.1/sq mi (9.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-07360[1]
GNIS feature ID1625915[2]

Bentley Township is a civil township of Gladwin County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 859.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.7 square miles (92 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.36%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 859 people, 327 households, and 255 families residing in the township. The population density was 24.1 per square mile (9.3/km²). There were 361 housing units at an average density of 10.1 per square mile (3.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.14% White, 0.47% Native American, 0.12% Pacific Islander, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 327 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,125, and the median income for a family was $40,179. Males had a median income of $35,972 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,074. About 13.0% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.1% of those under age 18 and 8.6% 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: Bentley Township, Michigan
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rhodes, Michigan
  4. ^ Smith, Jerry. "Genealogy of Gladwin area place names". Gladwin County Record and Beaverton Clarion. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Estey, Michigan
  6. ^ Romig 1986, p. 187.