Coldsprings Township, Michigan

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Coldsprings Township, Michigan
Coldsprings Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Coldsprings Township, Michigan
Coldsprings Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°48′31″N 85°1′13″W / 44.80861°N 85.02028°W / 44.80861; -85.02028Coordinates: 44°48′31″N 85°1′13″W / 44.80861°N 85.02028°W / 44.80861; -85.02028
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kalkaska
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Land 34.4 sq mi (89.2 km2)
 • Water 1.8 sq mi (4.8 km2)
Elevation 1,273 ft (388 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,449
 • Density 42.1/sq mi (16.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-17000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626106[2]

Coldsprings Township is a civil township of Kalkaska County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,449 at the 2000 census. The name Coldsprings derives from the natural underground springs located throughout the township which also feed many of the clear Trout designated lakes in area.


  • Darragh was a rural postoffice in this township starting in 1902.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94 km2), of which 34.4 square miles (89 km2) is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) (5.07%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,449 people, 595 households, and 443 families residing in the township. The population density was 42.1 per square mile (16.3/km²). There were 1,349 housing units at an average density of 39.2 per square mile (15.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.41% White, 0.38% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.00% of the population.

There were 595 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% 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 2.78.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,839, and the median income for a family was $40,132. Males had a median income of $33,313 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,396. About 6.5% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.