Onota Township, Michigan

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Onota Township, Michigan
Location within Alger County
Location within Alger County
Onota Township is located in Michigan
Onota Township
Onota Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°28′37″N 86°59′24″W / 46.47694°N 86.99000°W / 46.47694; -86.99000Coordinates: 46°28′37″N 86°59′24″W / 46.47694°N 86.99000°W / 46.47694; -86.99000
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyAlger
Government
 • SupervisorTerry Pihlainen
Area
 • Total103.6 sq mi (268.3 km2)
 • Land87.7 sq mi (227.2 km2)
 • Water15.9 sq mi (41.1 km2)
Elevation
748 ft (228 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total352
 • Density4/sq mi (1.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49806 (Au Train)
49822 (Deerton)
49885 (Skandia)
Area code(s)906
FIPS code26-60820[1]
GNIS feature ID1626850[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Onota Township is a civil township of Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 352.[3]

Communities[edit]

There are no incorporated municipalities in the township.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 103.6 square miles (268.3 km2), of which 87.7 square miles (227.2 km2) is land and 15.9 square miles (41.1 km2), or 15.31%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960182
1970128−29.7%
198022878.1%
19902447.0%
200031027.0%
201035213.5%
Source: Census Bureau. Census 1960- 2000, 2010.

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 352 people, 108 households, and 69 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.6 per square mile (1.4/km²). There were 373 housing units at an average density of 4.9 per square mile (1.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.5% White, 2% identified by two or more races, and the remainder as less than 1% of each of the following: Native American, Asian, and Other.

There were 108 households out of which 18.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.52.

In the township, the population[13] was spread out with 9.9% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 20 to 34, 14.2% from 35 to 49, 37% from 50 to 64, and 29.3% who are 65 years of age or older. There were 184 females, with a median age of 51; and 168 males, with a median age of 54.4.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,708, and the median income for a family was $38,333. Males had a median income of $52,000 versus $39,583 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,267. About 13% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including up to 50% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Onota Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Onota township, Alger County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Deerton, Michigan
  5. ^ a b c d Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rock River, Michigan
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Old Charcoal Kilns Ruins (historical)
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rock River Post Office (historical)
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sand River, Michigan
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sand River Post Office (historical)
  11. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tyoga Post Office (historical)
  12. ^ "Tyoga Pathway". State of Michigan. Retrieved 2013-04-05.
  13. ^ "2010 Census". Retrieved 2013-04-05.