Ford River Township, Michigan

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Ford River Township, Michigan
Ford River Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Ford River Township, Michigan
Ford River Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°40′0″N 87°10′43″W / 45.66667°N 87.17861°W / 45.66667; -87.17861Coordinates: 45°40′0″N 87°10′43″W / 45.66667°N 87.17861°W / 45.66667; -87.17861
Country United States
State Michigan
County Delta
 • Total 65.3 sq mi (169.0 km2)
 • Land 64.8 sq mi (167.9 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation 646 ft (197 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,054
 • Density 31.7/sq mi (12.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-29380[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626292[2]

Ford River Township is a civil township of Delta County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,054 at the 2010 census, down from 2,241 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 65.3 square miles (169 km2), of which 64.8 square miles (168 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.69%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,241 people, 909 households, and 675 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.6 per square mile (13.4/km²). There were 1,098 housing units at an average density of 16.9 per square mile (6.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.52% White, 0.13% African American, 1.52% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 909 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 21.0% 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 2.47 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,260, and the median income for a family was $47,837. Males had a median income of $39,625 versus $22,298 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,299. About 3.2% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.