Bliss Township, Michigan

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Bliss Township, Michigan
Bliss Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Bliss Township, Michigan
Bliss Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°41′47″N 84°55′12″W / 45.69639°N 84.92000°W / 45.69639; -84.92000Coordinates: 45°41′47″N 84°55′12″W / 45.69639°N 84.92000°W / 45.69639; -84.92000
Country United States
State Michigan
County Emmet
 • Total 46.2 sq mi (119.8 km2)
 • Land 43.9 sq mi (113.8 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
Elevation 833 ft (254 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 572
 • Density 13.0/sq mi (5.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-08980[1]
GNIS feature ID 1625947[2]

Bliss Township is a civil township of Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 572. It was named after Gov. Aaron T. Bliss.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 46.2 square miles (120 km2), of which 43.9 square miles (114 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (5.00%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 572 people, 234 households, and 167 families residing in the township. The population density was 13.0 per square mile (5.0/km²). There were 325 housing units at an average density of 7.4 per square mile (2.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.18% White, 5.42% Native American, and 1.40% from two or more races.

There were 234 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93. 2.97% of men are women.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 108.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,339, and the median income for a family was $41,563. Males had a median income of $28,333 versus $25,938 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,094. About 1.8% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.