Otsego Lake Township, Michigan

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Otsego Lake Township, Michigan
Community of Waters along Old U.S. Highway 27
Community of Waters along Old U.S. Highway 27
Location within Otsego County
Location within Otsego County
Otsego Lake Township is located in Michigan
Otsego Lake Township
Otsego Lake Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°54′13″N 84°40′14″W / 44.90361°N 84.67056°W / 44.90361; -84.67056Coordinates: 44°54′13″N 84°40′14″W / 44.90361°N 84.67056°W / 44.90361; -84.67056
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyOtsego
Area
 • Total35.5 sq mi (91.9 km2)
 • Land32.7 sq mi (84.8 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7.1 km2)
Elevation
1,421 ft (433 m)
Population
 • Total2,532
 • Density77.3/sq mi (29.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49733, 49735, 49797
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-61680[1]
GNIS feature ID1626870[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Otsego Lake Township is a civil township of Otsego County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,532 at the 2000 census. The township takes its name from Otsego Lake, in which the southern half is within the township. Otsego Lake State Park is located in the township on the southeast shore of the lake.

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Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.5 square miles (92 km2), of which, 32.7 square miles (85 km2) of it is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) of it (7.75%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,532 people, 1,070 households, and 786 families residing in the township. The population density was 77.3 per square mile (29.9/km²). There were 2,028 housing units at an average density of 61.9 per square mile (23.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.30% White, 0.12% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.04% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

There were 1,070 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,351, and the median income for a family was $50,403. Males had a median income of $36,927 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,350. About 4.5% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 2.7% 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: Otsego Lake Township, Michigan
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Otsego Lake, Michigan
  4. ^ a b Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Otsego Lake Post Office (historical)
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Waters, Michigan
  7. ^ 49735 5-Digit ZCTA, 497 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  8. ^ 49733 5-Digit ZCTA, 497 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census

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