Evangeline Township, Michigan

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Evangeline Township, Michigan
Evangeline Township is located in Michigan
Evangeline Township
Evangeline Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°15′8″N 85°1′29″W / 45.25222°N 85.02472°W / 45.25222; -85.02472Coordinates: 45°15′8″N 85°1′29″W / 45.25222°N 85.02472°W / 45.25222; -85.02472
Country United States
State Michigan
County Charlevoix
 • Total 14.7 sq mi (38.2 km2)
 • Land 11.0 sq mi (28.5 km2)
 • Water 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2)
Elevation 951 ft (290 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 712
 • Density 65/sq mi (25.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-26580[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626252[2]

Evangeline Township is a civil township of Charlevoix County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 712 at the 2010 census.[3]


Evangeline Township takes its name from the epic poem Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.[4]


The township is bordered to the southwest by Lake Charlevoix, to the north by Bay Township, including the community of Horton Bay, to the northeast by Walloon Lake, to the east by Melrose Township, and to the south by Boyne City. Young State Park is in the southwest part of the township, along Lake Charlevoix.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.7 square miles (38.2 km2), of which 11.0 square miles (28.5 km2) is land and 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), or 25.22%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 773 people, 298 households, and 225 families residing in the township. The population density was 70.3 per square mile (27.2/km²). There were 487 housing units at an average density of 44.3 per square mile (17.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.45% White, 0.13% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.13% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 298 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,250, and the median income for a family was $52,115. Males had a median income of $33,523 versus $22,969 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,279. About 4.5% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.