Center Township, Michigan

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Center Township, Michigan
Center Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Center Township, Michigan
Center Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°35′50″N 84°55′12″W / 45.59722°N 84.92000°W / 45.59722; -84.92000Coordinates: 45°35′50″N 84°55′12″W / 45.59722°N 84.92000°W / 45.59722; -84.92000
Country United States
State Michigan
County Emmet
 • Total 35.3 sq mi (91.4 km2)
 • Land 34.4 sq mi (89.0 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 499
 • Density 14.5/sq mi (5.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 49769, 49755
FIPS code 26-143000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626051[2]

Center Township is a civil township of Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 499 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.3 square miles (91 km2), of which 34.4 square miles (89 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (2.64%) is water.


  • Ely in an unincorporated community in Center Township, which was established in 1876 and had a post office from 1879 until 1908.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 499 people, 192 households, and 137 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.5 per square mile (5.6/km²). There were 301 housing units at an average density of 8.8 per square mile (3.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.79% White, 2.81% Native American, and 3.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 192 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% 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 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 108.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,333, and the median income for a family was $45,556. Males had a median income of $36,375 versus $26,667 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,201. About 2.9% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 11.4% 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: Details from USGS GNIS
  3. ^ Watler Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 183