Leland Township, Michigan

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Leland Township, Michigan
Leland Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Leland Township, Michigan
Leland Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°0′54″N 85°44′11″W / 45.01500°N 85.73639°W / 45.01500; -85.73639Coordinates: 45°0′54″N 85°44′11″W / 45.01500°N 85.73639°W / 45.01500; -85.73639
Country United States
State Michigan
County Leelanau
 • Type Commission
 • Supervisor Cal Little
 • Total 146.5 sq mi (379.4 km2)
 • Land 45.6 sq mi (118.1 km2)
 • Water 100.9 sq mi (261.3 km2)
Elevation 581 ft (177 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,033
 • Density 44.6/sq mi (17.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49654
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26089
GNIS feature ID 1626603[1]

Leland Township is a civil township of Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the early 2000s, the unincorporated community of Leland, which lies totally within the township, was the county seat of Leelanau County.[2] However, county voters on August 3, 2004, approved a proposal to build a new governmental center in adjacent Suttons Bay Township; the move to the new facility was completed in 2008. As of the 2000 census, Leland Township population was 2,033.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 146.5 square miles (379 km2), of which 45.6 square miles (118 km2) is land and 100.9 square miles (261 km2) (68.87%) is water.

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As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,033 people, 818 households, and 589 families residing in the township. The population density was 44.6 per square mile (17.2/km²). There were 1,550 housing units at an average density of 34.0 per square mile (13.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.90% White, 0.69% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 3.49% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.10% of the population.

There were 818 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,629, and the median income for a family was $55,714. Males had a median income of $32,206 versus $24,231 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,556. About 1.7% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.


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