Fairbanks Township, Michigan

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Fairbanks Township, Michigan
Fairbanks Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Fairbanks Township, Michigan
Fairbanks Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°41′11″N 86°39′26″W / 45.68639°N 86.65722°W / 45.68639; -86.65722Coordinates: 45°41′11″N 86°39′26″W / 45.68639°N 86.65722°W / 45.68639; -86.65722
Country United States
State Michigan
County Delta
 • Total 299.2 sq mi (775.0 km2)
 • Land 47.2 sq mi (122.2 km2)
 • Water 252.0 sq mi (652.8 km2)
Elevation 581 ft (177 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 321
 • Density 6.8/sq mi (2.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-26960[1]
GNIS feature ID 1625139[2]

Fairbanks Township is a civil township of Delta County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 321.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 299.2 square miles (775 km2), of which 47.2 square miles (122 km2) is land and 252.0 square miles (653 km2) (84.23%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 321 people, 143 households, and 93 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.8 per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 267 housing units at an average density of 5.7 per square mile (2.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.59% White, 4.98% Native American, 0.31% Asian, and 3.12% from two or more races.

There were 143 households out of which 19.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the township the population was spread out with 15.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $24,643, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $28,214 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,327. About 14.0% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

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