Chocolay Charter Township, Michigan

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Chocolay Charter Township is a charter township of Marquette County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 7,148 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 60.8 square miles (157.5 km²), of which, 59.7 square miles (154.5 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²) of it (1.89%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,148 people, 2,324 households, and 1,743 families residing in the township. The population density was 119.8 per square mile (46.3/km²). There were 2,643 housing units at an average density of 44.3/sq mi (17.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 86.64% White, 8.66% African American, 2.01% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population. 12.7% were of Finnish, 11.1% German, 10.5% French, 8.6% English, 7.6% Irish, 5.6% Swedish and 5.1% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,324 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 139.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 150.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $49,438, and the median income for a family was $55,972. Males had a median income of $39,282 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,569. About 3.0% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 1.1% of those age 65 or over.

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