Yankee Springs Township, Michigan

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Yankee Springs Township, Michigan
Yankee Springs Township is located in Michigan
Yankee Springs Township
Yankee Springs Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°37′52″N 85°30′41″W / 42.63111°N 85.51139°W / 42.63111; -85.51139Coordinates: 42°37′52″N 85°30′41″W / 42.63111°N 85.51139°W / 42.63111; -85.51139
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Land31.0 sq mi (80.4 km2)
 • Water4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
758 ft (231 m)
 • Total4,065
 • Density131/sq mi (50.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)269
FIPS code26-89020[1]
GNIS feature ID1627297[2]

Yankee Springs Township is a civil township of Barry County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,065 at the 2010 census.[3] The township includes Yankee Springs State Park, a popular tourist destination in the summer. The name was that of an Inn, a popular watering hole in the early days of the township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (92.9 km2), of which 31.0 square miles (80.4 km2) is land and 4.8 square miles (12.4 km2), or 13.37%, is water,[3] consisting of several lakes in the western half of the township, the largest of which is Gun Lake. Yankee Springs Recreation Area occupies 5,200 acres (2,100 ha) along much of the shore of Gun Lake and to the north and east.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,219 people, 1,628 households, and 1,253 families residing in the township. The population density was 134.0 per square mile (51.7/km²). There were 2,182 housing units at an average density of 69.3 per square mile (26.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.35% White, 0.26% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.

There were 1,628 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $52,661, and the median income for a family was $57,558. Males had a median income of $40,691 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,100. About 2.8% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 2.1% 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: Yankee Springs Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Yankee Springs township, Barry County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 26, 2013.

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