Bourret Township, Michigan

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Bourret Township, Michigan
Bourret Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Bourret Township, Michigan
Bourret Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°6′51″N 84°15′45″W / 44.11417°N 84.26250°W / 44.11417; -84.26250Coordinates: 44°6′51″N 84°15′45″W / 44.11417°N 84.26250°W / 44.11417; -84.26250
Country United States
State Michigan
County Gladwin
 • Total 32.8 sq mi (84.8 km2)
 • Land 32.4 sq mi (83.8 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 471
 • Density 14.6/sq mi (5.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-09720[1]
GNIS feature ID 1625963[2]

Bourret Township is a civil township of Gladwin County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 471. The Tittabawassee River runs through the township. The river is dammed at the nearby Secord Dam, providing water frontage for many vacation homes.

Wildwood Shores is an unincorporated community within the township. The community is situated where the Tittabawasee crosses Wildwood road and formerly styled itself as a resort community. Along with many vacation homes and perhaps a few permanent residents, there is a convenience store, a fire station, a boat launch, and a small platted neighborhood. An adjacent state campground in the Au Sable State Forest was closed in the early 1990s.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.8 square miles (85 km2), of which 32.4 square miles (84 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (1.16%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 471 people, 211 households, and 143 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.6 per square mile (5.6/km²). There were 516 housing units at an average density of 15.9 per square mile (6.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.03% White, 0.42% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.85% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 211 households out of which 18.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the township the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 18.5% from 25 to 44, 36.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 113.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $26,103, and the median income for a family was $31,136. Males had a median income of $39,000 versus $21,528 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,094. About 12.7% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.1% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.