- Superior Township, Chippewa County, Michigan
official_name = Superior Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 271.1
area_land_km2 = 267.2
area_water_km2 = 3.9
area_total_sq_mi = 104.7
area_land_sq_mi = 103.2
area_water_sq_mi = 1.5
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1329
population_density_km2 = 5.0
population_density_sq_mi = 12.9
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 247
elevation_ft = 810
latd = 46 |latm = 22 |lats = 40 |latNS = N
longd = 84 |longm = 39 |longs = 28 |longEW = W
Superior Township is a
civil townshipof Chippewa County in the U.S. stateof Michigan. The population was 1,329 at the 2000 census.
*Brimley is an
unincorporated communityin the township at coord|46|24|19|N|84|34|20|W|. It is situated where the Waiska Riverflows into Whitefish Bayon Lake Superior. M-221 is a short spur route connecting Brimley with M-28 three miles to the south. The Bay Mills Indian Communityowns land nearby, and Brimley is part of a tax-agreement area with the tribe. The ZIP codeis 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 Collegeis located there.
*Raco is an unincorporated community on M-28 about eight miles southwest of Brimley.
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.
Delirium Wildernessis located several miles south of the community of Raco.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,329 people, 515 households, and 384 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 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 incomefor 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.
* [http://www.superiortownship.com Superior Township]
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