Posen Township, Michigan

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Posen Township, Michigan
Welcome sign for the village of Posen.
Welcome sign for the village of Posen.
Location of Posen Township within Presque Isle County
Location of Posen Township within Presque Isle County
Location of Posen, Michigan within Posen Township.
Location of Posen, Michigan within Posen Township.
Posen Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Posen Township, Michigan
Posen Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°14′56″N 83°41′24″W / 45.24889°N 83.69000°W / 45.24889; -83.69000Coordinates: 45°14′56″N 83°41′24″W / 45.24889°N 83.69000°W / 45.24889; -83.69000
Country United States
State Michigan
County Presque Isle
 • Type Civil township
 • Supervisor James Zakshesky
 • Clerk Judy Szczerowski
 • Total 35.5 sq mi (92.0 km2)
 • Land 35.3 sq mi (91.4 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 781 ft (238 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 959
 • Density 27.2/sq mi (10.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49776
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-66020[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626938[2]

Posen Township is a civil township of Presque Isle County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 959, at the 2000 census, 65.4% (652) of which reported Polish ancestry.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.5 square miles (92 km2), of which 35.3 square miles (91 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.62%) is water.


Largest ancestries (2000) [3] Percent
Polish Poland 65.4%
German Germany 16.9%
American United States 4.0%
Irish Republic of Ireland 3.5%
English England 3.4%
French France 3.3%
Languages (2000) [4] [5] Percent
Spoke English at home 81.99%
Spoke Polish at home 18.01%
Spoke English "not well" or "not at all." 1.05%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 959 people, 387 households, and 260 families residing in the township. The population density was 27.2 per square mile (10.5/km²). There were 463 housing units at an average density of 13.1 per square mile (5.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.12% White, 1.25% African American, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population. The ancestry make up was 65.4% Polish, 16.9% German,4.0% American, 3.5% Irish, 3.4% English,3.3% French,1.4% French Canadian, 0.9% Norwegian, 0.8% Czech,0.6% Italian,0.5% Russian,0.4%Danish,0.4%Dutch,0.3%Swedish,0.2% Greek,0.2% Hungarian,0.2% Scottish,0.2% Ukrainian.

There were 387 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,912, and the median income for a family was $40,714. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $23,558 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,259. About 4.5% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.