Tuscarora Township, Michigan

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Tuscarora Township, Michigan
Location within Cheboygan County (red) and the administered community of Indian River (pink)
Location within Cheboygan County (red) and the administered community of Indian River (pink)
Tuscarora Township is located in Michigan
Tuscarora Township
Tuscarora Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°24′56″N 84°38′45″W / 45.41556°N 84.64583°W / 45.41556; -84.64583Coordinates: 45°24′56″N 84°38′45″W / 45.41556°N 84.64583°W / 45.41556; -84.64583
CountryUnited States
 • Total42.0 sq mi (108.7 km2)
 • Land29.4 sq mi (76.2 km2)
 • Water12.5 sq mi (32.5 km2)
594 ft (181 m)
 • Total3,038
 • Density103/sq mi (39.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49706, 49717, 49749
Area code(s)231
FIPS code26-80880[1]
GNIS feature ID1627179[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Tuscarora Township is a civil township of Cheboygan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,038 at the 2010 census.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 42.0 square miles (108.7 km2), of which 29.4 square miles (76.2 km2) is land and 12.5 square miles (32.5 km2), or 29.89%, is water.[3]

Burt Lake State Park is located on the south shore of Burt Lake.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,091 people, 1,357 households, and 925 families residing in the township. The population density was 105.0 per square mile (40.5/km²). There were 2,162 housing units at an average density of 73.4 per square mile (28.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.73% White, 0.03% African American, 1.26% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 1,357 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,091, and the median income for a family was $43,190. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $22,109 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,609. About 5.2% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% 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: Tuscarora Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Tuscarora township, Cheboygan County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Burt Lake, Michigan

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