Roscommon Township, Michigan

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Roscommon Township is a civil township located in southern Roscommon County, Michigan at the south end of Houghton Lake. The population was 4,249 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Roscommon is located to the northeast of Roscommon Township in Higgins Township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 108.3 square miles (280.4 km²), of which, 103.9 square miles (269.2 km²) of it is land and 4.3 square miles (11.3 km²) of it (4.02%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,249 people, 1,716 households, and 1,158 families residing in the township. The population density was 40.9 per square mile (15.8/km²). There were 2,678 housing units at an average density of 25.8/sq mi (9.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.60% White, 0.80% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 1,716 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,805, and the median income for a family was $32,426. Males had a median income of $26,793 versus $16,559 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,508. About 8.4% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.


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