Excelsior Township, Michigan

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Excelsior Township, Michigan
Excelsior Township is located in Michigan
Excelsior Township
Excelsior Township
Location in Michigan and the United States
Excelsior Township is located in the United States
Excelsior Township
Excelsior Township
Excelsior Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 44°44′6″N 85°1′20″W / 44.73500°N 85.02222°W / 44.73500; -85.02222Coordinates: 44°44′6″N 85°1′20″W / 44.73500°N 85.02222°W / 44.73500; -85.02222
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.2 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Land35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
1,165 ft (355 m)
 • Total855
 • Density24.0/sq mi (9.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-26860[1]
GNIS feature ID1626260[2]

Excelsior Township is a civil township of Kalkaska County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 855 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (94 km2), of which 35.6 square miles (92 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (1.71%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 855 people, 328 households, and 245 families residing in the township. The population density was 24.0 per square mile (9.3/km²). There were 560 housing units at an average density of 15.7 per square mile (6.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.60% White, 0.23% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.23% Asian, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 328 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% 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 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 111.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,932, and the median income for a family was $39,844. Males had a median income of $35,288 versus $20,956 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,476. About 6.8% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.



  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: Excelsior Township, Michigan