Peaine Township, Michigan

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Peaine Township, Michigan
Peaine Township is located in Michigan
Peaine Township
Peaine Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°40′17″N 85°33′49″W / 45.67139°N 85.56361°W / 45.67139; -85.56361Coordinates: 45°40′17″N 85°33′49″W / 45.67139°N 85.56361°W / 45.67139; -85.56361
Country United States
State Michigan
County Charlevoix
 • Total 73.1 sq mi (189.2 km2)
 • Land 52.4 sq mi (135.6 km2)
 • Water 20.7 sq mi (53.6 km2)
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 292
 • Density 6/sq mi (2.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-63140[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626888[2]

Peaine Township is a civil township of Charlevoix County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census the township population was 292.[3] The township is located on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan.


The township occupies all but the northern tip of Beaver Island, with St. James Township bordering Peaine Township to the north. There are no named communities in Peaine Township. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 73.1 square miles (189.2 km2), of which 52.4 square miles (135.6 km2) is land and 20.7 square miles (53.6 km2), or 28.32%, is water.[3]


The Ottawa and the Ojibwe people originally lived in the area. James Strang and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite) lived on the island in the 1850s.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 244 people, 120 households, and 72 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.7 per square mile (1.8/km²). There were 410 housing units at an average density of 7.8 per square mile (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.95% White, 0.82% Native American, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 120 households out of which 13.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.58.

In the township the population was spread out with 16.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 38.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $29,167, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $37,083 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $33,091. About 4.5% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 5.9% of those sixty five or over.


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