Mason Township, Arenac County, Michigan

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Mason Township, Michigan
Mason Township is located in Michigan
Mason Township
Mason Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°7′40″N 83°51′31″W / 44.12778°N 83.85861°W / 44.12778; -83.85861Coordinates: 44°7′40″N 83°51′31″W / 44.12778°N 83.85861°W / 44.12778; -83.85861
Country United States
State Michigan
County Arenac
 • Total 32.1 sq mi (83.1 km2)
 • Land 32.0 sq mi (83.0 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 745 ft (227 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 851
 • Density 27/sq mi (10.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-52120[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626704[2]

Mason Township is a civil township of Arenac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 851 at the 2010 census.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.1 square miles (83.1 km2), of which 32.0 square miles (83.0 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.09%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 994 people, 359 households, and 268 families residing in the township. The population density was 31.0 per square mile (12.0/km²). There were 442 housing units at an average density of 13.8 per square mile (5.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.57% White, 0.20% African American, 1.21% Native American, 0.10% from other races, and 2.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 359 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,357, and the median income for a family was $33,333. Males had a median income of $29,519 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,991. About 13.3% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.5% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.