Boardman Township, Michigan

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Boardman Township, Michigan
Boardman Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Boardman Township, Michigan
Boardman Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°38′44″N 85°16′41″W / 44.64556°N 85.27806°W / 44.64556; -85.27806Coordinates: 44°38′44″N 85°16′41″W / 44.64556°N 85.27806°W / 44.64556; -85.27806
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kalkaska
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Land 35.9 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 1,010 ft (308 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,373
 • Density 38.2/sq mi (14.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49633 (Fife Lake),
49646 (Kalkaska,
49680 (South Boardman)
FIPS code 26-09440[1]
GNIS feature ID 1625958[2]

Boardman Township is a civil township of Kalkaska County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,373.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (94 km2), of which 35.9 square miles (93 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.61%) is water.

South Boardman picks up heavy amounts of snowfall during the winter months via Lake Michigan. South Boardman is located in the snowbelt of northwestern Lower Michigan, averaging around 140 inches per year.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,373 people, 484 households, and 378 families residing in the township. The population density was 38.2 per square mile (14.8/km²). There were 630 housing units at an average density of 17.5 per square mile (6.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.74% White, 0.15% African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.22% Asian, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 484 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,850, and the median income for a family was $37,115. Males had a median income of $30,438 versus $19,118 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,123. About 9.3% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.