Mount Forest Township, Michigan

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Mount Forest Township, Michigan
Mount Forest Township is located in Michigan
Mount Forest Township
Mount Forest Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°51′52″N 84°5′42″W / 43.86444°N 84.09500°W / 43.86444; -84.09500Coordinates: 43°51′52″N 84°5′42″W / 43.86444°N 84.09500°W / 43.86444; -84.09500
Country United States
State Michigan
County Bay
 • Total 35.92 sq mi (93.04 km2)
 • Land 35.91 sq mi (93.01 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,392
 • Density 39/sq mi (15.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-55920[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626772[2]

Mount Forest Township is a civil township of Bay County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The township's population was 1,392 as of the 2010 census.[3] It is included in the Bay City Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The township has two unincorporated communities within its borders:


Glencoe Post Office opened on August 18, 1876, and is believed to have been on the northeast corner of Bay Gladwin Line Road and Townline 16 Road. It operated for two years, being discontinued on May 28, 1878.[7]

On October 12, 1888, Mountforest Post Office opened in Mount Forest.[8] Bertie Post Office was opened on June 21, 1899, with storekeeper Locius Fogelsanger as the first postmaster.[9][10]

The Bertie post office ended operations on October 31, 1903.[9] The Mountforest PO was closed on Mar 31, 1955.[8]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93.0 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.04%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,405 people, 523 households, and 403 families residing in the township. The population density was 39.0 per square mile (15.1/km²). There were 550 housing units at an average density of 15.3 per square mile (5.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.86% White, 0.93% Native American, 0.57% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 523 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $32,778 versus $22,431 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,627. About 6.5% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.