Maple Forest Township, Michigan

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Maple Forest Township, Michigan
Location within Crawford County
Location within Crawford County
Maple Forest Township is located in Michigan
Maple Forest Township
Maple Forest Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°49′17″N 84°40′35″W / 44.82139°N 84.67639°W / 44.82139; -84.67639Coordinates: 44°49′17″N 84°40′35″W / 44.82139°N 84.67639°W / 44.82139; -84.67639
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
 • Land35.3 sq mi (91.4 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
1,329 ft (405 m)
 • Total653
 • Density18/sq mi (7.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49733, 49738
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-50940[1]
GNIS feature ID1626673[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Maple Forest Township is a civil township of Crawford County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 653 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 498 at the 2000 census.

The township was named from groves of maple trees within its borders.[4]


Maple Forest Township is located in northern Crawford County and is bordered by Otsego County to the north. Interstate 75 runs north-south across the west side of the township, providing access at Exit 264. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92.2 km2), of which 35.3 square miles (91.4 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 0.81%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 498 people, 201 households, and 156 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.1 per square mile (5.5/km²). There were 438 housing units at an average density of 12.4 per square mile (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.79% White, 0.60% Native American, 0.20% Asian, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 201 households out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,235, and the median income for a family was $39,028. Males had a median income of $36,944 versus $18,409 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,507. About 6.7% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Elected officials[edit]

  • Mark D. Kniss - Supervisor
  • Sandra L. Baynham - Clerk
  • Denise Babbitt - Treasurer
  • Bernard R. Feldhauser - Trustee
  • Kris Madill - Trustee


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Maple Forest Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Maple Forest township, Crawford County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 199.

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