Norwood Township, Michigan

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Norwood Township, Michigan
Norwood Township is located in Michigan
Norwood Township
Norwood Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°14′37″N 85°20′41″W / 45.24361°N 85.34472°W / 45.24361; -85.34472Coordinates: 45°14′37″N 85°20′41″W / 45.24361°N 85.34472°W / 45.24361; -85.34472
Country United States
State Michigan
County Charlevoix
 • Total 24.4 sq mi (63.2 km2)
 • Land 18.1 sq mi (47.0 km2)
 • Water 6.3 sq mi (16.2 km2)
Elevation 702 ft (214 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 723
 • Density 40/sq mi (15.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-59340[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626825[2]

Norwood Township is a civil township of Charlevoix County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 723 at the 2010 census.[3]


Norwood Township is located in western Charlevoix County, bordered by Antrim County to the south and Lake Michigan to the west. The unincorporated community of Norwood occupies the southwest corner of the township. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.4 square miles (63.2 km2), of which 18.1 square miles (47.0 km2) is land and 6.2 square miles (16.1 km2), or 25.59%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 714 people, 283 households, and 213 families residing in the township. The population density was 39.3 per square mile (15.2/km²). There were 385 housing units at an average density of 21.2 per square mile (8.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.76% White, 1.12% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 283 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 108.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,500, and the median income for a family was $56,154. Males had a median income of $36,635 versus $23,889 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,802. About 1.0% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over.


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