Homestead Township, Michigan

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Homestead Township, Michigan
Homestead Township is located in Michigan
Homestead Township
Homestead Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°39′25″N 85°59′14″W / 44.65694°N 85.98722°W / 44.65694; -85.98722Coordinates: 44°39′25″N 85°59′14″W / 44.65694°N 85.98722°W / 44.65694; -85.98722
Country United States
State Michigan
County Benzie
 • Total 30.3 sq mi (78.4 km2)
 • Land 30.2 sq mi (78.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 636 ft (194 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,357
 • Density 78/sq mi (30.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-39000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626487[2]

Homestead Township is a civil township of Benzie County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,357 at the 2010 census.[3] The township is situated in the center of the county. The village of Honor is located within the township on U.S. Highway 31.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.3 square miles (78.4 km2), of which 30.2 square miles (78.2 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.33%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,078 people, 790 households, and 594 families residing in the township. The population density was 68.7 per square mile (26.5/km²). There were 985 housing units at an average density of 32.6 per square mile (12.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.47% White, 0.24% African American, 2.79% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 790 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,833, and the median income for a family was $39,107. Males had a median income of $27,321 versus $20,657 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,387. About 6.1% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.


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