Marion Township, Livingston County, Michigan

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Marion Township, Michigan
Township Hall, Coon Lake Road
Township Hall, Coon Lake Road
Marion Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Marion Township, Michigan
Marion Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°33′51″N 83°57′57″W / 42.56417°N 83.96583°W / 42.56417; -83.96583Coordinates: 42°33′51″N 83°57′57″W / 42.56417°N 83.96583°W / 42.56417; -83.96583
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.3 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Land35.6 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
925 ft (282 m)
 • Total6,757
 • Density190.0/sq mi (73.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-51640[1]
GNIS feature ID1626689[2]

Marion Township is a civil township of Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 6,757 at the 2000 census.


  • East Marion was the name of a post office here from 1849 until 1856.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94 km2), of which 35.6 square miles (92 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (2.09%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,757 people, 2,271 households, and 1,925 families residing in the township. The population density was 190.0 per square mile (73.3/km²). There were 2,388 housing units at an average density of 67.1 per square mile (25.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.78% White, 0.03% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

Township Park #2 Gazebo, Coon Lake Rd.

There were 2,271 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.7% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.2% were non-families. 11.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $72,378, and the median income for a family was $76,112. Males had a median income of $57,228 versus $33,101 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,862. About 1.0% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Marion Township, Livingston County, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 171.


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.