Bessemer Township, Michigan

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Bessemer Township is a civil township of Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,270.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 115.4 square miles (298.9 km²), of which, 113.8 square miles (294.8 km²) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.0 km²) of it (1.35%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,270 people, 578 households, and 362 families residing in the township. The population density was 11.2 per square mile (4.3/km²). There were 946 housing units at an average density of 8.3/sq mi (3.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.24% White, 0.39% African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.31% Asian, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population. 23.5% were of Finnish, 15.2% Italian, 13.4% German, 8.7% Swedish, 7.8% Polish and 7.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 578 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.79.

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