Elk Rapids Township, Michigan

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Elk Rapids Township, Michigan
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Elk Rapids Township is located in Michigan
Elk Rapids Township
Elk Rapids Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°54′4″N 85°24′15″W / 44.90111°N 85.40417°W / 44.90111; -85.40417Coordinates: 44°54′4″N 85°24′15″W / 44.90111°N 85.40417°W / 44.90111; -85.40417
CountryUnited States
 • Total11.0 sq mi (28.4 km2)
 • Land7.1 sq mi (18.3 km2)
 • Water3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
614 ft (187 m)
 • Total2,631
 • Density372/sq mi (143.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)231
FIPS code26-25340[1]
GNIS feature ID1626227[2]

Elk Rapids Township is a civil township of Antrim County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,631 at the 2010 census.[3] The village of Elk Rapids is located within the township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 11.0 square miles (28.4 km2), of which 7.1 square miles (18.3 km2) is land and 3.9 square miles (10.1 km2), or 35.41%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,741 people, 1,206 households, and 811 families residing in the township. The population density was 385.3 per square mile (148.8/km²). There were 1,763 housing units at an average density of 247.8 per square mile (95.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.67% White, 0.22% African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 1,206 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $48,450. Males had a median income of $32,386 versus $23,403 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,970. About 5.8% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

In fiction[edit]

The cabin in the woods from the Evil Dead franchise - named Knowby Cabin by one of its owners - is located just outside Elk Rapids Township.[4]


  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: Elk Rapids Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Elk Rapids township, Antrim County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  4. ^ "Bound in Flesh". Ash vs Evil Dead. Season 1. Episode 9. December 26, 2015. Starz.