Montmorency Township, Michigan

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Montmorency Township, Michigan
Montmorency Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Montmorency Township, Michigan
Montmorency Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°9′26″N 84°10′5″W / 45.15722°N 84.16806°W / 45.15722; -84.16806Coordinates: 45°9′26″N 84°10′5″W / 45.15722°N 84.16806°W / 45.15722; -84.16806
Country United States
State Michigan
County Montmorency
 • Total 140.5 sq mi (363.9 km2)
 • Land 137.4 sq mi (355.8 km2)
 • Water 3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,202
 • Density 8.7/sq mi (3.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-55240[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626761[2]

Montmorency Township is a civil township of Montmorency County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,202 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 140.5 square miles (364 km2), of which, 137.4 square miles (356 km2) of it is land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) of it (2.23%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,202 people, 533 households, and 384 families residing in the township. The population density was 8.7 per square mile (3.4/km²). There were 1,418 housing units at an average density of 10.3 per square mile (4.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.59% White, 0.17% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 533 households out of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.63.

In the township the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 19.1% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,500, and the median income for a family was $39,034. Males had a median income of $31,786 versus $20,227 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,701. About 7.1% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.