Ontonagon Township, Michigan

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Ontonagon Township, Michigan
Ontonagon Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Ontonagon Township, Michigan
Ontonagon Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°51′22″N 89°17′31″W / 46.85611°N 89.29194°W / 46.85611; -89.29194Coordinates: 46°51′22″N 89°17′31″W / 46.85611°N 89.29194°W / 46.85611; -89.29194
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ontonagon
 • Total 193.6 sq mi (501.5 km2)
 • Land 192.8 sq mi (499.5 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
Elevation 810 ft (247 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,954
 • Density 15.3/sq mi (5.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49953
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-60880[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626851[2]

Ontonagon Township (/ˌɒntəˈnɑːɡən/ ON-tə-NAH-gən) is a civil township of Ontonagon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,954 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 193.6 square miles (501 km2), of which 192.9 square miles (500 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (0.40%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,954 people, 1,281 households, and 809 families residing in the township. The population density was 15.3 per square mile (5.9/km²). There were 1,694 housing units at an average density of 8.8 per square mile (3.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.60% White, 0.85% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 1,281 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,308, and the median income for a family was $41,607. Males had a median income of $38,030 versus $21,715 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,802. About 5.2% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.