Port Sheldon Township, Michigan

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Port Sheldon Township is a civil township of Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 4,503. As of the 2006 census estimates, the population was 4,678.[3]




According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.6 square miles (58.7 km²), of which, 22.4 square miles (57.9 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (1.28%) is water.

Pigeon Creek runs through Port Sheldon to its terminus Pigeon Lake. Pigeon lake empties into Lake Michigan through a channel protected by two piers. There is a small harbor in the lake known as Port Sheldon. Consumer's Power operates a large coal based power plant which uses Pigeon Lake for cooling water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,503 people, 1,574 households, and 1,273 families residing in the township. The population density was 201.4 per square mile (77.8/km²). There were 1,854 housing units at an average density of 82.9/sq mi (32.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.47% White, 0.51% African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.89% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.15% of the population.

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