Sagola Township, Michigan

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Sagola Township, Michigan
Sagola Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Sagola Township, Michigan
Sagola Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°7′57″N 88°3′13″W / 46.13250°N 88.05361°W / 46.13250; -88.05361Coordinates: 46°7′57″N 88°3′13″W / 46.13250°N 88.05361°W / 46.13250; -88.05361
Country United States
State Michigan
County Dickinson
 • Total 162.8 sq mi (421.8 km2)
 • Land 160.3 sq mi (415.2 km2)
 • Water 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
Elevation 1,355 ft (413 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,106
 • Density 6.9/sq mi (2.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 49881 & 49815
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-70600[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627022[2]

Sagola Township is a civil township of Dickinson County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,106 at the 2010 census, slightly down from 1,169 at the 2000 census.


There are no incorporated municipalities in the township. There are a few small unincorporated communities.


Much of the township is the Copper Country State Forest. The northwest portion is drained by the Michigamme River. A small portion of the northeast is drained by tributaries of the Escanaba River. The central portion is drained by the Ford River, and the south by the Sturgeon River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 162.8 square miles (422 km2), of which, 160.3 square miles (415 km2) of it is land and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of it (1.55%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,169 people, 475 households, and 323 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.3 per square mile (2.8/km²). There were 930 housing units at an average density of 5.8 per square mile (2.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.20% White, 0.86% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population. 11.7% were of Swedish, 7.6% Irish, 7.5% Italian, 6.7% English, 6.7% French, 5.8% Finnish and 5.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 475 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $42,250. Males had a median income of $31,900 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,531. About 7.6% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.


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