Marion Township, Osceola County, Michigan

Marion Township, Osceola County, Michigan
Marion Township, Michigan
—  Township  —
Marion Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Marion Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°6′32″N 85°8′52″W / 44.10889°N 85.14778°W / 44.10889; -85.14778Coordinates: 44°6′32″N 85°8′52″W / 44.10889°N 85.14778°W / 44.10889; -85.14778
Country United States
State Michigan
County Osceola
 – Total 37.1 sq mi (96.0 km2)
 – Land 37.0 sq mi (95.9 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,122 ft (342 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 1,580
 – Density 42.7/sq mi (16.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49665
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-51680[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626690[2]

Marion Township is a civil township of Osceola County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,580 at the 2000 census. The Village of Marion is located within the township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.1 square miles (96.0 km²), of which, 37.0 square miles (95.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,580 people, 638 households, and 435 families residing in the township. The population density was 42.7 per square mile (16.5/km²). There were 732 housing units at an average density of 19.8 per square mile (7.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.23% White, 0.06% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 638 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,615, and the median income for a family was $38,500. Males had a median income of $27,821 versus $19,412 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,218. About 13.3% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.


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