Rapid River Township, Michigan

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Rapid River Township is a civil township of Kalkaska County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,005 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.3 square miles (91.5 km²), of which, 35.2 square miles (91.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.40%) is water. It gets its name from the Rapid River which flows through the township.

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Kalkaska County

Antrim County


The township is home to the former settlement of Leetsville. Today very few original building still stand, but many homes have built around its few roads, and a grocery store and gas station are located near its former location along US 131.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,005 people, 368 households, and 269 families residing in the township. The population density was 28.6 per square mile (11.0/km²). There were 556 housing units at an average density of 15.8/sq mi (6.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.41% White, 0.10% African American, 0.90% Native American, 0.50% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.

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