Inwood Township, Michigan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Inwood Township, Michigan
Township
Inwood Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Inwood Township, Michigan
Inwood Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°6′31″N 86°29′19″W / 46.10861°N 86.48861°W / 46.10861; -86.48861Coordinates: 46°6′31″N 86°29′19″W / 46.10861°N 86.48861°W / 46.10861; -86.48861
Country United States
State Michigan
County Schoolcraft
Area
 • Total 126.5 sq mi (327.7 km2)
 • Land 120.3 sq mi (311.6 km2)
 • Water 6.2 sq mi (16.2 km2)
Elevation 679 ft (207 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 722
 • Density 6.0/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-40840[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626520[2]

Inwood Township is a civil township of Schoolcraft County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 722 at the 2000 census.

Communities[edit]

  • Steuben is a summer resort community within Inwood Township. The community was founded by the Chicago Lumbering Company and named by an executive from Steuben County, New York. The county was named for Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, the inspector general of Washington's army from 1777 through 1784. The community was a stop on the Pere Marquette Railroad, and its post office opened in 1903.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 126.5 square miles (328 km2), of which 120.3 square miles (312 km2) is land and 6.2 square miles (16 km2) (4.93%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 722 people, 293 households, and 234 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.0 per square mile (2.3/km²). There were 620 housing units at an average density of 5.2 per square mile (2.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.17% White, 5.26% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 3.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.

There were 293 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.0% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $35,147. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,386. About 8.0% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Inwood Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig, Walter (1986). Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. p. 538. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.