Munising Township, Michigan

Munising Township, Michigan
Munising Township, Michigan
—  Township  —
Location of Shingleton, Michigan
Coordinates: 46°20′16″N 86°34′17″W / 46.33778°N 86.57139°W / 46.33778; -86.57139Coordinates: 46°20′16″N 86°34′17″W / 46.33778°N 86.57139°W / 46.33778; -86.57139
Country United States
State Michigan
County Alger
 – Total 217.7 sq mi (563.8 km2)
 – Land 202.6 sq mi (524.7 km2)
 – Water 15.1 sq mi (39.1 km2)
Elevation 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 3,125
 – Density 15.4/sq mi (6.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49862
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-56220[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626781[2]

Munising Township is a civil township of Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 3,125.


The City of Munising is at the northwest corner of the township, but is a municipality governed independently of the township. There are several historic locales and unincorporated communities in the township:


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 217.7 square miles (564 km2), of which, 202.6 square miles (525 km2) of it is land and 15.1 square miles (39 km2) of it (6.94%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,125 people, 828 households, and 669 families residing in the township. The population density was 15.4 per square mile (6.0/km²). There were 1,154 housing units at an average density of 5.7 per square mile (2.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 73.02% White, 18.98% African American, 4.29% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population. 8.4% were of United States or American, 8.4% French, 8.0% German, 7.0% Finnish, 6.4% Polish, 6.2% Irish, 6.0% French Canadian and 5.8% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 828 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 39.5% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 179.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 206.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,946, and the median income for a family was $45,114. Males had a median income of $38,649 versus $24,167 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,448. About 5.4% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.


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