Marquette Township, Marquette County, Michigan

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Marquette Charter Township, Michigan
Charter township
Marquette Charter Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Marquette Charter Township, Michigan
Marquette Charter Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°34′29″N 87°27′51″W / 46.57472°N 87.46417°W / 46.57472; -87.46417Coordinates: 46°34′29″N 87°27′51″W / 46.57472°N 87.46417°W / 46.57472; -87.46417
Country United States
State Michigan
County Marquette
 • Total 60.2 sq mi (155.8 km2)
 • Land 54.7 sq mi (141.8 km2)
 • Water 5.4 sq mi (14.0 km2)
Elevation 961 ft (293 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,286
 • Density 60.0/sq mi (23.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49855
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-51920[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626698[2]

Marquette Charter Township is a charter township of Marquette County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,286 at the 2000 census. The City of Marquette is located at the southeast corner of the township, but is administratively autonomous.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 60.2 square miles (155.8 km²), of which 54.7 square miles (141.8 km²) is land and 5.4 square miles (14.0 km²) (9.01%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,286 people, 1,309 households, and 882 families residing in the township. The population density was 60.0 per square mile (23.2/km²). There were 1,506 housing units at an average density of 27.5 per square mile (10.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.37% White, 0.09% African American, 1.77% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 1,309 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,385, and the median income for a family was $50,994. Males had a median income of $40,221 versus $28,565 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,056. About 2.2% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

Shopping center[edit]

Marquette Township is home to one of the most diverse shopping centers in the Upper Peninsula. Many national retailers have built stores in the township as it provided buildable acreage that the city of Marquette no longer could provide. Marquette Township is home to the U.P.'s only Target store, one of only two Menards stores, as well as a Wal-Mart Supercenter and a variety of other shops and restaurants.