Forest Home Township, Michigan

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Forest Home Township, Michigan
Location within Antrim County (red) and an administered portion of the Bellaire village (pink)
Location within Antrim County (red) and an administered portion of the Bellaire village (pink)
Forest Home Township is located in Michigan
Forest Home Township
Forest Home Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Forest Home Township is located in the United States
Forest Home Township
Forest Home Township
Forest Home Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 44°58′47″N 85°15′10″W / 44.97972°N 85.25278°W / 44.97972; -85.25278Coordinates: 44°58′47″N 85°15′10″W / 44.97972°N 85.25278°W / 44.97972; -85.25278
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorTerry Smith
 • ClerkSuzanne Mahan
 • Total33.5 sq mi (86.8 km2)
 • Land24.1 sq mi (62.5 km2)
 • Water9.4 sq mi (24.3 km2)
590 ft (180 m)
 • Total1,720
 • Density71.4/sq mi (27.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49615 (Bellaire)
Area code(s)231
FIPS code26-29600[1]
GNIS feature ID1626297[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Forest Home Township is a civil township of Antrim County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,720 at the 2010 census.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.5 square miles (86.8 km2), of which 24.1 square miles (62.5 km2) is land and 9.4 square miles (24.3 km2), or 28.01%, is water.[3]


  • Bellaire is partially located within Forest Home Township. The larger portion of the village east of the Intermediate River is within Kearney Township.
  • Clam River was a village in the township that had a post office from 1911 until 1944.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,858 people, 790 households, and 571 families residing in the township. The population density was 76.6 per square mile (29.6/km2). There were 1,364 housing units at an average density of 56.2 per square mile (21.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.01% White, 0.16% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 790 households, out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the township the population was spread out, with 21.7% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,980, and the median income for a family was $51,000. Males had a median income of $32,461 versus $22,422 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,319. About 2.1% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Forest Home Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Forest Home township, Antrim County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Romig 1986, p. 117.


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.

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