Sweetwater Township, Michigan

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Sweetwater Township, Michigan
Sweetwater Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Sweetwater Township, Michigan
Sweetwater Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°57′03″N 85°58′39″W / 43.95083°N 85.97750°W / 43.95083; -85.97750Coordinates: 43°57′03″N 85°58′39″W / 43.95083°N 85.97750°W / 43.95083; -85.97750
Country United States
State Michigan
County Lake
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Land 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 892 ft (272 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 238
 • Density 6.7/sq mi (2.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49304 (Baldwin),
49402 (Branch)
FIPS code 26-77740[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627146[2]

Sweetwater Township is a civil township of Lake County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 238 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.7 square miles (92 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.20%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 238 people, 116 households, and 74 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.7 per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 352 housing units at an average density of 9.9 per square mile (3.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.54% White, 2.52% African American, 0.42% Native American, and 2.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 116 households out of which 13.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% 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 2.51.

In the township the population was spread out with 16.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 18.5% from 25 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 112.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $24,107, and the median income for a family was $26,667. Males had a median income of $31,042 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,037. About 11.5% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.1% of those sixty five or over.