Otsego Lake Township, Michigan

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Otsego Lake Township, Michigan
Otsego Lake Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Otsego Lake Township, Michigan
Otsego Lake Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°54′13″N 84°40′14″W / 44.90361°N 84.67056°W / 44.90361; -84.67056Coordinates: 44°54′13″N 84°40′14″W / 44.90361°N 84.67056°W / 44.90361; -84.67056
Country United States
State Michigan
County Otsego
 • Total 35.5 sq mi (91.9 km2)
 • Land 32.7 sq mi (84.8 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7.1 km2)
Elevation 1,421 ft (433 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,532
 • Density 77.3/sq mi (29.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49735 (Gaylord),
49733 (Frederic),
49797 (Waters)
FIPS code 26-61680[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626870[2]
Website http://www.otsegolaketownship.org/

Otsego Lake Township is a civil township of Otsego County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,532 at the 2000 census. The township takes its name from Otsego Lake (Michigan), the southern half of which is within the township. Otsego Lake State Park is on the southeast shore of the lake in the township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.5 square miles (92 km2), of which, 32.7 square miles (85 km2) of it is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) of it (7.75%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,532 people, 1,070 households, and 786 families residing in the township. The population density was 77.3 per square mile (29.9/km²). There were 2,028 housing units at an average density of 61.9 per square mile (23.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.30% White, 0.12% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.04% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

There were 1,070 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 107.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,351, and the median income for a family was $50,403. Males had a median income of $36,927 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,350. About 4.5% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.


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