Charlevoix Township, Michigan

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Charlevoix Township, Michigan
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Charlevoix Township is located in Michigan
Charlevoix Township
Charlevoix Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°19′34″N 85°15′2″W / 45.32611°N 85.25056°W / 45.32611; -85.25056Coordinates: 45°19′34″N 85°15′2″W / 45.32611°N 85.25056°W / 45.32611; -85.25056
Country United States
State Michigan
County Charlevoix
 • Total 12.1 sq mi (31.3 km2)
 • Land 5.9 sq mi (15.4 km2)
 • Water 6.1 sq mi (15.9 km2)
Elevation 617 ft (188 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,645
 • Density 277/sq mi (107.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49711, 49720
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-14800[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626061[2]

Charlevoix Township is a civil township of Charlevoix County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,645 at the 2010 census.[3] During the summer months the population increases, as Charlevoix is the location of many summer homes of people from the Detroit and Chicago areas.


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Charlevoix Township is located along the shore of Lake Michigan, occupying two areas of land: one northeast of the city of Charlevoix and one to the southwest. The southeast corner of the township extends into Lake Charlevoix. Fisherman's Island State Park along the Lake Michigan shore occupies part of the southwest portion of the township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31.3 km2), of which 5.9 square miles (15.4 km2) is land and 6.1 square miles (15.9 km2), or 50.83%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,697 people, 662 households, and 462 families residing in the township. The population density was 283.3 per square mile (109.4/km²). There were 942 housing units at an average density of 157.3 per square mile (60.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.05% White, 0.71% African American, 1.53% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 662 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,758, and the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $40,263 versus $22,969 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,835. About 3.3% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.


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