Chestonia Township, Michigan

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Chestonia Township, Michigan
Chestonia Township is located in Michigan
Chestonia Township
Chestonia Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°58′32″N 85°2′14″W / 44.97556°N 85.03722°W / 44.97556; -85.03722Coordinates: 44°58′32″N 85°2′14″W / 44.97556°N 85.03722°W / 44.97556; -85.03722
Country United States
State Michigan
County Antrim
 • Total 35.5 sq mi (92.0 km2)
 • Land 35.3 sq mi (91.4 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 1,004 ft (306 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 511
 • Density 15/sq mi (5.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-15380[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626075[2]

Chestonia Township is a civil township of Antrim County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 511 at the 2010 census.[3] From 1901 to 1932, the junction of the East Jordan and Southern and the Detroit & Charlevoix railroads lay within the township.


Chestonia Township was organized in 1874.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.5 square miles (92.0 km2), of which 35.3 square miles (91.4 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 0.72%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 546 people, 199 households, and 145 families residing in the township. The population density was 15.4 per square mile (5.9/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 8.7 per square mile (3.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.31% White, 0.92% African American, 2.20% Native American, 1.10% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 3.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 199 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.1% 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 2.74 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,344, and the median income for a family was $37,656. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $20,139 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,094. About 8.5% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.