Secord Township, Michigan

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Secord Township, Michigan
Secord Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Secord Township, Michigan
Secord Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°2′34″N 84°20′17″W / 44.04278°N 84.33806°W / 44.04278; -84.33806Coordinates: 44°2′34″N 84°20′17″W / 44.04278°N 84.33806°W / 44.04278; -84.33806
Country United States
State Michigan
County Gladwin
 • Total 23.4 sq mi (60.6 km2)
 • Land 22.5 sq mi (58.2 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
Elevation 745 ft (227 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,140
 • Density 50.7/sq mi (19.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-72240[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627056[2]

Secord Township is a civil township of Gladwin County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,140 at the 2000 census. The township is named for Marvel Secord, who was the first settler in the area in 1861.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.4 square miles (61 km2), of which 22.5 square miles (58 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (3.97%) is water.


At the 2000 census,[1] there were 1,140 people, 551 households and 382 families residing in the township. The population density was 50.7 per square mile (19.6/km²). There were 1,373 housing units at an average density of 61.1 per square mile (23.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.21% White, 0.09% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population.

There were 551 households of which 12.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.41.

Age distribution was 12.8% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 16.6% from 25 to 44, 38.1% from 45 to 64, and 28.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median household income was $30,500, and the median family income for a family was $34,453. Males had a median income of $34,107 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,542. About 12.1% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.