Limestone Township, Michigan

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Limestone Township, Michigan
Township
Limestone Township is located in Michigan
Limestone Township
Limestone Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°13′45″N 87°1′2″W / 46.22917°N 87.01722°W / 46.22917; -87.01722Coordinates: 46°13′45″N 87°1′2″W / 46.22917°N 87.01722°W / 46.22917; -87.01722
Country United States
State Michigan
County Alger
Area
 • Total 75.2 sq mi (194.7 km2)
 • Land 74.2 sq mi (192.2 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
Elevation 932 ft (284 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 438
 • Density 6/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49816
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-47540[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626617[2]

Limestone Township is a civil township of Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 438 at the 2010 census.[3]

Communities[edit]

There are no incorporated municipalities in the township. There are some historic locales and unincorporated communities:

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 75.2 square miles (194.7 km2), of which 74.2 square miles (192.2 km2) is land and 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), or 1.24%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 407 people, 174 households, and 124 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.5 per square mile (2.1/km²). There were 333 housing units at an average density of 4.5 per square mile (1.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.84% White, 1.47% African American, 1.47% Native American, 0.98% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population. 17.0% were of United States or American, 13.6% Finnish, 12.9% German, 10.6% Polish, 9.1% French and 6.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 174 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 34.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,938, and the median income for a family was $37,981. Males had a median income of $36,094 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,384. About 7.8% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Limestone Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Limestone township, Alger County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Diffin, Michigan
  5. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 64. 
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lagoda, Michigan
  7. ^ A Most superior land: life in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. David Mac Frimodig, TwoPeninsula Press, 1983. ISBN 0-941912-03-5
  8. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 91. 
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Limestone, Michigan
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Limestone Post Office (historical)
  11. ^ a b c Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 
  12. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kiva, Michigan
  13. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kiva Post Office (historical)
  14. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Traunik, Michigan
  15. ^ Gornick, Anton and Mary. 1945 (11 Jan.). "Zahvala" Glas naroda: najstarejši list slovenskih delavcev v Ameriki, p. 3 (Slovene)
  16. ^ "Jugoslavs Have Fine Community in Traunik". The Escanaba Daily Press. April 13, 1941. p. 9. Retrieved November 9, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read