Superior Township, Chippewa County, Michigan


Superior Township, Chippewa County, Michigan

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Superior Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
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subdivision_name1 = Michigan
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Chippewa

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area_total_km2 = 271.1
area_land_km2 = 267.2
area_water_km2 = 3.9
area_total_sq_mi = 104.7
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1329
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longd = 84 |longm = 39 |longs = 28 |longEW = W

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Superior Township is a civil township of Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,329 at the 2000 census.

Communities

*Brimley is an unincorporated community in the township at coord|46|24|19|N|84|34|20|W|. It is situated where the Waiska River flows into Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior. M-221 is a short spur route connecting Brimley with M-28 three miles to the south. The Bay Mills Indian Community owns land nearby, and Brimley is part of a tax-agreement area with the tribe. The ZIP code is 49715. It was founded in 1887 as "Superior" and was renamed for a local postal official in 1896 to avoid confusion with a station in Minnesota on same railroad line that was also named Superior. Bay Mills Community College is located there.
*Raco is an unincorporated community on M-28 about eight miles southwest of Brimley.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 104.7 square miles (271.1 km²), of which, 103.2 square miles (267.2 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it (1.42%) is water.

The Delirium Wilderness is located several miles south of the community of Raco.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,329 people, 515 households, and 384 families residing in the township. The population density was 12.9 per square mile (5.0/km²). There were 759 housing units at an average density of 7.4/sq mi (2.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 72.54% White, 0.08% African American, 21.44% Native American, and 5.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 515 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $43,587. Males had a median income of $35,294 versus $20,038 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,260. About 3.0% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

* [http://www.superiortownship.com Superior Township]


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