Klacking Township, Michigan

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Klacking Township, Michigan
Klacking Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Klacking Township, Michigan
Klacking Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°22′34″N 84°11′24″W / 44.37611°N 84.19000°W / 44.37611; -84.19000Coordinates: 44°22′34″N 84°11′24″W / 44.37611°N 84.19000°W / 44.37611; -84.19000
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ogemaw
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,260 ft (384 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 617
 • Density 17.2/sq mi (6.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-43640[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626564[2]

Klacking Township is a civil township of Ogemaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 617 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.8 square miles (93 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.19%) is water.


Beaver Lake was a village established in 1872 by George G. Damon as a lumbering village. A station on the Michigan Central Railroad was sestablished here in 1873 and a post office in 1875.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 617 people, 244 households, and 183 families residing in the township. The population density was 17.2 per square mile (6.6/km²). There were 434 housing units at an average density of 12.1 per square mile (4.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.70% White, 0.65% African American, 0.16% Native American, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.

There were 244 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 107.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,625, and the median income for a family was $44,063. Males had a median income of $35,694 versus $24,063 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,238. About 6.1% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.