Elmer Township, Sanilac 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: 43°22′17″N 82°56′7″W / 43.37139°N 82.93528°W / 43.37139; -82.93528Coordinates: 43°22′17″N 82°56′7″W / 43.37139°N 82.93528°W / 43.37139; -82.93528
Country United States
State Michigan
County Sanilac
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Land 36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 791 ft (241 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 790
 • Density 21.8/sq mi (8.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes 48453 (Marlette,
48471 (Snover),
48472 (Sandusky)
FIPS code 26-25540[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626232[2]

Elmer Township is a civil township of Sanilac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 790 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94 km2), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 790 people, 282 households, and 228 families residing in the township. The population density was 21.8 per square mile (8.4/km²). There were 308 housing units at an average density of 8.5 per square mile (3.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.61% White, 0.13% Native American, 0.51% Asian, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 282 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.6% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,563, and the median income for a family was $43,929. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,023. About 8.0% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.2% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.