- Tuscarora Township, Michigan
official_name = Tuscarora Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 108.7
area_land_km2 = 76.3
area_water_km2 = 32.5
area_total_sq_mi = 42.0
area_land_sq_mi = 29.4
area_water_sq_mi = 12.5
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3091
population_density_km2 = 40.5
population_density_sq_mi = 105.0
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 181
elevation_ft = 594
latd = 45 |latm = 24 |lats = 56 |latNS = N
longd = 84 |longm = 38 |longs = 45 |longEW = W
coordinates_type = region:US-MI_type:adm2nd_source:GNIS
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 26-80880GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1627179 [gnis|1627179]
website = http://www.tuscaroratwp.com/
Tuscarora Township is a
civil townshipof Cheboygan County in the U.S. stateof Michigan. The population was 3,091 at the 2000 census.
*Burt Lake is an
unincorporated communityon the southwest shore of Burt Lakeat coord|45|26|27|N|84|42|40|W|region:US-MI_type:city_scale:30000_source:GNIS|name=Burt Lake, Michigan|. [gnis|1617468|Burt Lake, Michigan] It is on M-68 about 7 miles west of Interstate 75at Indian River and about 16 miles east of Petoskey.
*Indian River is an
unincorporated communityon the southeast end of Burt Lake. It is also a census-designated placethat includes the eastern portion of the township.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 42.0 square miles (108.7 km²), of which, 29.5 square miles (76.3 km²) of it is land and 12.5 square miles (32.5 km²) of it (29.85%) is water. Burt Lake State Parkis located on the south shore of Burt Lake.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,091 people, 1,357 households, and 925 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 105.0 per square mile (40.5/km²). There were 2,162 housing units at an average density of 73.4/sq mi (28.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.73% White, 0.03% African American, 1.26% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.
There were 1,357 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.76.
In the township the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $36,091, and the median income for a family was $43,190. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $22,109 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $20,609. About 5.2% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.tuscaroratwp.com/ Tuscarora Township Official Site]
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