Elmer Township, Oscoda County, Michigan

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Elmer Township, Michigan
Elmer Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Elmer Township, Michigan
Elmer Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°46′8″N 84°11′38″W / 44.76889°N 84.19389°W / 44.76889; -84.19389Coordinates: 44°46′8″N 84°11′38″W / 44.76889°N 84.19389°W / 44.76889; -84.19389
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oscoda
 • Total 71.3 sq mi (184.8 km2)
 • Land 70.8 sq mi (183.3 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation 1,280 ft (390 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,095
 • Density 15.5/sq mi (6.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-25500[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626231[2]

Elmer Township is a civil township of Oscoda County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,095 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 71.3 square miles (185 km2), of which 70.8 square miles (183 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (0.79%) is water.



As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,095 people, 388 households, and 294 families residing in the township. The population density was 15.5 per square mile (6.0/km²). There were 840 housing units at an average density of 11.9 per square mile (4.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.27% White, 0.09% African American, 0.18% Native American, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 388 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 18.3% 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 2.82 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $31,389. Males had a median income of $29,563 versus $19,886 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,273. About 13.2% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 17.6% of those age 65 or over.