Portage Township, Houghton County, Michigan

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Portage Township is a charter township of Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 3,156. The city of Houghton is adjacent to the north side of the township. Portage Lake is the eastern boundary in the north and the township extends well south of Houghton to the Baraga County line.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 116.6 square miles (301.9 km²), of which, 112.6 square miles (291.7 km²) of it is land and 4.0 square miles (10.2 km²) of it (3.39%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,156 people, 1,257 households, and 804 families residing in the township. The population density was 28.0 per square mile (10.8/km²). There were 1,584 housing units at an average density of 14.1/sq mi (5.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.98% White, 0.22% African American, 0.41% Native American, 2.15% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population. 35.7% were of Finnish, 15.6% German, 6.5% English, 5.8% French and 5.1% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

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