Union Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

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Union Township, Michigan
Union Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Union Township, Michigan
Union Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°38′39″N 85°23′23″W / 44.64417°N 85.38972°W / 44.64417; -85.38972Coordinates: 44°38′39″N 85°23′23″W / 44.64417°N 85.38972°W / 44.64417; -85.38972
Country United States
State Michigan
County Grand Traverse
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 889 ft (271 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 405
 • Density 11.6/sq mi (4.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-81320[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627185[2]

Union Township is a civil township of Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 405 at the 2010 census, slightly down from 417 at the 2000 census. Union Township was the only municipality in Grand Traverse County to see a population decrease between 2000 and 2010.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.2 km²), of which 35.8 square miles (92.8 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.4 km²) (0.47%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 417 people, 157 households, and 116 families residing in the township. The population density was 11.6 per square mile (4.5/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 6.2 per square mile (2.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.60% White, 1.20% Native American, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 157 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 124.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,250, and the median income for a family was $51,964. Males had a median income of $38,958 versus $26,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,016. About 9.5% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


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