Orange Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan

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Orange Township, Michigan
Orange Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Orange Township, Michigan
Orange Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°38′36″N 85°9′27″W / 44.64333°N 85.15750°W / 44.64333; -85.15750Coordinates: 44°38′36″N 85°9′27″W / 44.64333°N 85.15750°W / 44.64333; -85.15750
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kalkaska
 • Total 34.8 sq mi (90.2 km2)
 • Land 34.2 sq mi (88.5 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation 1,106 ft (337 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,176
 • Density 34.4/sq mi (13.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-60940[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626854[2]

Orange Township is a civil township of Kalkaska County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,176 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.8 square miles (90.2 km²), of which 34.2 square miles (88.5 km²) is land and 0.7 square mile (1.7 km²) (1.89%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,176 people, 411 households, and 313 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.4 per square mile (13.3/km²). There were 596 housing units at an average density of 17.4 per square mile (6.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.79% White, 1.11% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 411 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,380, and the median income for a family was $38,472. Males had a median income of $30,761 versus $19,896 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,448. About 7.1% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.