Hayes Township, Charlevoix County, Michigan

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Hayes Township, Michigan
Hayes Township is located in Michigan
Hayes Township
Hayes Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°19′30″N 85°8′52″W / 45.32500°N 85.14778°W / 45.32500; -85.14778Coordinates: 45°19′30″N 85°8′52″W / 45.32500°N 85.14778°W / 45.32500; -85.14778
Country United States
State Michigan
County Charlevoix
 • Total 43.2 sq mi (111.8 km2)
 • Land 30.1 sq mi (77.9 km2)
 • Water 13.1 sq mi (33.9 km2)
Elevation 761 ft (232 m)
Population (200)
 • Total 1,919
 • Density 64/sq mi (24.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-37320[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626453[2]
Website www.hayestownshipmi.gov

Hayes Township is a civil township of Charlevoix County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,919 at the 2010 census.[3]


Hayes Township is located along the shore of Lake Michigan on the south side of the entrance to Little Traverse Bay. The township extends to Lake Charlevoix on its southern border. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 43.2 square miles (111.8 km2), of which 30.1 square miles (77.9 km2) is land and 13.1 square miles (33.9 km2), or 30.29%, is water.[3]



As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,893 people, 767 households, and 578 families residing in the township. The population density was 62.9 per square mile (24.3/km²). There were 1,030 housing units at an average density of 34.2 per square mile (13.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.88% White, 0.05% African American, 2.06% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.26% of the population.

There were 767 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% 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 2.81.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,478, and the median income for a family was $54,911. Males had a median income of $35,694 versus $26,324 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,512. About 5.3% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 2.4% 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. 

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