Peaine Township, Michigan

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Peaine Township is a civil township of Charlevoix County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 244. The township is located on the southern end of Beaver Island in Lake Michigan.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 73.0 square miles (189.2 km²), of which, 52.5 square miles (135.8 km²) of it is land and 20.6 square miles (53.3 km²) of it (28.19%) is water.


The Ottawa and the Ojibwa tribes were in the area. James Strang and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite) were also in the area.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 244 people, 120 households, and 72 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.7 per square mile (1.8/km²). There were 410 housing units at an average density of 7.8/sq mi (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.95% White, 0.82% Native American, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 120 households out of which 13.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.58.

In the township the population was spread out with 16.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 38.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $29,167, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $37,083 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $33,091. About 4.5% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 5.9% of those sixty five or over.


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