Franklin Township, Houghton County, Michigan

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Franklin Township, Michigan
Franklin Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Franklin Township, Michigan
Franklin Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 47°9′15″N 88°32′37″W / 47.15417°N 88.54361°W / 47.15417; -88.54361Coordinates: 47°9′15″N 88°32′37″W / 47.15417°N 88.54361°W / 47.15417; -88.54361
Country United States
State Michigan
County Houghton
 • Total 20.7 sq mi (53.6 km2)
 • Land 20.0 sq mi (51.8 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation 1,102 ft (336 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,320
 • Density 66.0/sq mi (25.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-30300[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626307[2]

Franklin Township is a civil township of Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,320 at the 2000 census.



Quincy Franklin Hancock Fire Department

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.7 square miles (54 km2), of which 20.0 square miles (52 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (3.33%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,320 people, 500 households, and 345 families residing in the township. The population density was 66.0 per square mile (25.5/km²). There were 574 housing units at an average density of 28.7 per square mile (11.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.79% White, 0.23% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.15% Asian, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population. 52.7% were of Finnish, 11.7% German, 6.3% Italian, 5.6% English and 5.0% French ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 500 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% 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 3.19.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 118.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,176, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $21,786 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,866. About 7.7% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 12.0% 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: Franklin Township, Houghton County, Michigan
  3. ^ Monette, Clarence (1975). Some Copper Country Names and Places. Local History Series. p. 18. ISBN 0-942363-04-3. 
  4. ^ Monette, Clarence (1975). Some Copper Country Names and Places. Local History Series. p. 59. ISBN 0-942363-04-3. 

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