Wilson Township, Charlevoix County, Michigan

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Wilson Township, Michigan
Wilson Township is located in Michigan
Wilson Township
Wilson Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°9′9″N 85°1′55″W / 45.15250°N 85.03194°W / 45.15250; -85.03194Coordinates: 45°9′9″N 85°1′55″W / 45.15250°N 85.03194°W / 45.15250; -85.03194
Country United States
State Michigan
County Charlevoix
 • Total 34.4 sq mi (89.2 km2)
 • Land 34.1 sq mi (88.2 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation 774 ft (236 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,964
 • Density 58/sq mi (22.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-87700[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627278[2]
Website www.wilsontownship.org

Wilson Township is a civil township of Charlevoix County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,964 at the 2010 census.[3]


Wilson Township is located in southern Charlevoix County, bordered by Antrim County to the south and by Boyne City to the north. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.4 square miles (89.2 km2), of which 34.1 square miles (88.2 km2) is land and 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2), or 1.08%, is water.[3]


Part of the township was once known as Afton. This area had a post office from 1891 until 1893.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,022 people, 762 households, and 550 families residing in the township. The population density was 59.4 per square mile (22.9/km²). There were 852 housing units at an average density of 25.0 per square mile (9.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.03% White, 0.10% African American, 1.29% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 762 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,030, and the median income for a family was $43,241. Males had a median income of $33,833 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,691. About 6.8% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.




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