Lake Township, Roscommon County, Michigan

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Lake Township, Michigan
Location within Roscommon County
Location within Roscommon County
Lake Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Lake Township, Michigan
Lake Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°22′42″N 84°47′55″W / 44.37833°N 84.79861°W / 44.37833; -84.79861Coordinates: 44°22′42″N 84°47′55″W / 44.37833°N 84.79861°W / 44.37833; -84.79861
Country United States
State Michigan
County Roscommon
 • Total 35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
 • Land 23.8 sq mi (61.7 km2)
 • Water 11.8 sq mi (30.5 km2)
Elevation 1,142 ft (348 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,351
 • Density 56.8/sq mi (21.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-44400[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626578[2]

Lake Township is a civil township of Roscommon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,351 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92 km2), of which 23.8 square miles (62 km2) is land and 11.8 square miles (31 km2) (33.13%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,351 people, 671 households, and 436 families residing in the township. The population density was 56.8 per square mile (21.9/km²). There were 1,669 housing units at an average density of 70.1 per square mile (27.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.00% White, 0.30% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 671 households out of which 12.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.41.

In the township the population was spread out with 12.1% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 16.4% from 25 to 44, 36.3% from 45 to 64, and 30.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $29,242, and the median income for a family was $34,821. Males had a median income of $31,125 versus $18,523 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,793. About 9.7% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.