Melrose Township, Michigan

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Melrose Township, Michigan
Melrose Township is located in Michigan
Melrose Township
Melrose Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°15′6″N 84°55′11″W / 45.25167°N 84.91972°W / 45.25167; -84.91972Coordinates: 45°15′6″N 84°55′11″W / 45.25167°N 84.91972°W / 45.25167; -84.91972
Country United States
State Michigan
County Charlevoix
 • Total 35.0 sq mi (90.6 km2)
 • Land 33.0 sq mi (85.4 km2)
 • Water 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Elevation 676 ft (206 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,403
 • Density 42/sq mi (16.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-52880[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626719[2]

Melrose Township is a civil township of Charlevoix County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,403 at the 2010 census.[3]

The township was set off from Evangeline Township by the County Board of Supervisors in 1877.[4]


Melrose Township is located in eastern Charlevoix County and is bordered by Emmet County to the north. The southwest corner of the township touches the city limits of Boyne City. The southeast end of Walloon Lake occupies the northwest corner of the township. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.0 square miles (90.6 km2), of which 33.0 square miles (85.4 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), or 5.77%, is water.[3]


There are no incorporated municipalities in the township. There are a few unincorporated communities:


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,388 people, 517 households, and 387 families residing in the township. The population density was 42.2 per square mile (16.3/km²). There were 875 housing units at an average density of 26.6 per square mile (10.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.05% White, 0.07% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 517 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 19.7% 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 2.67 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,000, and the median income for a family was $45,385. Males had a median income of $29,813 versus $21,620 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,426. About 5.4% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 2.2% 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: Melrose Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Melrose township, Charlevoix County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Powers, Perry Francis (2005) [1912]. "Charlevoix County". A history of northern Michigan and its people. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. p. 279. Retrieved 2006-11-28. 
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clarion, Michigan
  6. ^ a b Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wallon Lake, Michigan
  8. ^ Jobst, Jack; Ken Marek. "The Hemingway Family's Summer Trips to Michigan, circa early 1900s (excerpts)". Hemingway on the Road: October, 2003. Michigan Hemingway Society. Archived from the original on 2006-11-14. Retrieved 2006-11-28. 

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