Oscoda Township, Michigan

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Oscoda Charter Township is a charter township of Iosco County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 7,248 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 131.1 square miles (339.6 km²), of which, 121.8 square miles (315.4 km²) of it is land and 9.4 square miles (24.3 km²) of it (7.15%) is water.

Education

Oscoda Township is served by Oscoda Area Schools, a school district which also serves AuSable Township, as well as portions of Wilber Township and portions of Alcona County. A satellite campus of Alpena Community College also operates on the former grounds of Wurtsmith Air Force Base (now Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport).

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,248 people, 3,170 households, and 2,066 families residing in the township. The population density was 59.5 per square mile (23.0/km²). There were 6,071 housing units at an average density of 49.9/sq mi (19.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.28% White, 0.80% African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

There were 3,170 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.79.

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