Tobacco Township, Michigan

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Tobacco Township, Michigan
Tobacco Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Tobacco Township, Michigan
Tobacco Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°52′N 84°26′W / 43.867°N 84.433°W / 43.867; -84.433Coordinates: 43°52′N 84°26′W / 43.867°N 84.433°W / 43.867; -84.433
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.3 sq mi (91.5 km2)
 • Land34.0 sq mi (88.1 km2)
 • Water1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
705 ft (215 m)
 • Total2,552
 • Density75.0/sq mi (29.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-79860[1]
GNIS feature ID1627167[2]

Tobacco Township is a civil township of Gladwin County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,552 at the 2000 census.

The city of Beaverton is at the northwest of the township on the boundary with adjacent Beaverton Township.


  • Dele was a post office in the township starting in 1895.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.3 square miles (91 km2), of which 34.0 square miles (88 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (3.71%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,552 people, 1,029 households, and 776 families residing in the township. The population density was 75.0 per square mile (29.0/km²). There were 1,399 housing units at an average density of 41.1 per square mile (15.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.98% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 1,029 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,813, and the median income for a family was $47,539. Males had a median income of $39,934 versus $30,188 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,037. About 7.5% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 1.0% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tobacco Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 145.


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0814318386.