Columbus Township, Luce County, Michigan

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Columbus Township, Michigan
Columbus Township Hall in McMillan
Columbus Township Hall in McMillan
Location within Luce County
Location within Luce County
Columbus Township is located in Michigan
Columbus Township
Columbus Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Columbus Township is located in the United States
Columbus Township
Columbus Township
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 46°24′54″N 85°44′52″W / 46.41500°N 85.74778°W / 46.41500; -85.74778Coordinates: 46°24′54″N 85°44′52″W / 46.41500°N 85.74778°W / 46.41500; -85.74778
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyLuce
Government
 • SupervisorJeannie King
 • ClerkDonald Leech
Area
 • Total143.16 sq mi (370.8 km2)
 • Land140.34 sq mi (363.5 km2)
 • Water2.82 sq mi (7.3 km2)
Elevation
863 ft (263 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total204
 • Density1.45/sq mi (0.56/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49853 (McMillan)
49868 (Newberry)
Area code(s)906
FIPS code26-17480[1]
GNIS feature ID1626122[2]

Columbus Township is a civil township of Luce County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 204.[3]

Communities[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 143.16 square miles (370.78 km2), of which 140.34 square miles (363.48 km2) is land and 2.82 square miles (7.30 km2) (1.97%) is water.[3]

The source of the Tahquamenon River is within Columbus Township.[10]

Highways[edit]

  • M-28 runs east–west though a southern portion of the township.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 215 people, 99 households, and 63 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.5 per square mile (0.6/km2). There were 307 housing units at an average density of 2.2 per square mile (0.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.28% White, 1.40% Native American, and 2.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 99 households, out of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the township the population was spread out, with 21.4% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 36.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,469, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $32,813 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,289. About 8.3% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 25.0% of those 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Columbus Township, Luce County, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Michigan: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. 31 Michigan. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Danaher, Michigan
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Laketon, Michigan
  6. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: McMillan, Michigan
  8. ^ McMillan, MI Archived 2008-05-15 at the Wayback Machine, Michigan's Internet Railroad History
  9. ^ 49853 5-Digit ZCTA, 498 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tahquamenon River