Columbus Township, Luce County, Michigan

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Columbus Township, Michigan
Columbus Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Columbus Township, Michigan
Columbus Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°24′54″N 85°44′52″W / 46.41500°N 85.74778°W / 46.41500; -85.74778Coordinates: 46°24′54″N 85°44′52″W / 46.41500°N 85.74778°W / 46.41500; -85.74778
Country United States
State Michigan
County Luce
 • Total 143.3 sq mi (371.1 km2)
 • Land 140.8 sq mi (364.6 km2)
 • Water 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
Elevation 863 ft (263 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 215
 • Density 1.5/sq mi (0.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-17480[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626122[2]

Columbus Township is a civil township of Luce County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 215.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 143.3 square miles (371.1 km²), of which, 140.8 square miles (364.6 km²) of it is land and 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²) of it (1.74%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 215 people, 99 households, and 63 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.5 per square mile (0.6/km²). There were 307 housing units at an average density of 2.2 per square mile (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.28% White, 1.40% Native American, and 2.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 99 households out of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 36.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,469, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $32,813 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,289. About 8.3% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 25.0% of those sixty five or over.