Mills Township, Ogemaw County, Michigan
|Mills Township, Michigan|
|• Total||35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)|
|• Land||34.4 sq mi (89.2 km2)|
|• Water||1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)|
|Elevation||810 ft (247 m)|
|• Density||116.3/sq mi (44.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626746|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92.2 km²), of which 34.5 square miles (89.2 km²) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) (3.18%) is water.
Mills Township has many small lakes scattered across its boundaries. Due to its abundance of water and other natural resources, Mills Township has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast. Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, and hunting opportunities abound. The main thoroughfare is located on Greenwood Road, which is accessible to M-33 on the west, M-55 from the north, M-65 on the east and I-75 to the south.
At almost the ideal distance from the major population centers of Southeastern Michigan, Mills Township is within three hours of the Detroit metropolitan area, the Lansing area, the Tri-Cities region, Grand Rapids, Flint and Jackson. It is also within easy driving distances from Ohio and Indiana.
Mills Township is the most populated township in Ogemaw County. According to census numbers the population for the year 2010 is 4,291, an increase from 4,005 in 2000.
The 2010 census indicated that the township increased its population by almost 1% from the 2000 census. In 2000, the population had increased 26% from 1999.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,005 people, 1,705 households, and 1,159 families residing in the township. The population density was 116.3 per square mile (44.9/km²). There were 3,385 housing units at an average density of 98.3 per square mile (37.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.13% White, 0.27% African American, 1.52% Native American, 0.05% from other races, and 2.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.
There were 1,705 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.79.
In the township the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $21,703, and the median income for a family was $26,050. Males had a median income of $26,223 versus $16,993 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,355. About 17.4% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.