Mills Township, Midland County, Michigan

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Mills Township, Michigan
Location of Mills Township in Midland County, Michigan.
Location of Mills Township in Midland County, Michigan.
Mills Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Mills Township, Michigan
Mills Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°47′9″N 84°13′47″W / 43.78583°N 84.22972°W / 43.78583; -84.22972Coordinates: 43°47′9″N 84°13′47″W / 43.78583°N 84.22972°W / 43.78583; -84.22972
Country United States
State Michigan
County Midland
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land 35.0 sq mi (90.6 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Elevation 676 ft (206 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,871
 • Density 53.5/sq mi (20.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-54320[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626745[2]

Mills Township is a civil township of Midland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,871 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.2 km²), of which, 35.0 square miles (90.6 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it (2.83%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,871 people, 659 households, and 514 families residing in the township. The population density was 53.5 per square mile (20.7/km²). There were 689 housing units at an average density of 19.7 per square mile (7.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.97% White, 0.21% African American, 0.86% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.

There were 659 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,530, and the median income for a family was $43,971. Males had a median income of $35,050 versus $23,516 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,718. About 7.1% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.