Bismarck Township, Michigan

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Bismarck Township is a civil township of Presque Isle County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 408.



Hawks is a small unincorporated community at 45°18′07″N 83°53′15″W / 45.30194°N 83.8875°W / 45.30194; -83.8875 (Hawks)[3] in the eastern part of township at the boundary with Belknap Township. The Hawks post office, with ZIP code 49743, also serves much of southern Bismarck Township, as well as southern Belknap Township, a portion of western Pulawski Township to the east of Belknap, the western portion of Metz Township, and a small part of southeastern Case Township.[4] The Hawks post office opened on August 26, 1896.[5] The community was named for James Dudley Hawks, then president of the Detroit and Mackinac Railway, after the railroad established a station there in 1895.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 69.9 square miles (181.0 km²), of which, 67.6 square miles (175.2 km²) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²) of it (3.19%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 408 people, 180 households, and 135 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.0 per square mile (2.3/km²). There were 570 housing units at an average density of 8.4/sq mi (3.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.26% White, 0.25% African American, 0.25% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

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