Foster Township, Michigan

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Foster Township, Michigan
Foster Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Foster Township, Michigan
Foster Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°26′22″N 84°16′27″W / 44.43944°N 84.27417°W / 44.43944; -84.27417Coordinates: 44°26′22″N 84°16′27″W / 44.43944°N 84.27417°W / 44.43944; -84.27417
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ogemaw
 • Total 89.9 sq mi (232.9 km2)
 • Land 89.3 sq mi (231.3 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Elevation 1,243 ft (379 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 821
 • Density 9.2/sq mi (3.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-29860[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626301[2]

Foster Township is a civil township of Ogemaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 821 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 89.9 square miles (233 km2), of which 89.3 square miles (231 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (0.67%) is water.


  • Damon was a lumbering community established in 1878. It had a post office from 1880 until 1911.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 821 people, 362 households, and 250 families residing in the township. The population density was 9.2 per square mile (3.5/km²). There were 970 housing units at an average density of 10.9 per square mile (4.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.27% White, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 362 households out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $29,091, and the median income for a family was $35,750. Males had a median income of $31,354 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,319. About 9.6% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.




  • 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.