Elm River Township, Michigan

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Elm River Township is a civil township of Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 169 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 93.3 square miles (241.6 km²), of which, 91.3 square miles (236.6 km²) of it is land and 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²) of it (2.06%) is water.


  • Lake Roland is an unincorporated community in the township
  • Twin Lakes is an unincorporated community in the township
  • Winona is an unincorporated community in the township
  • Wyandott is an unincorporated community in the township; it is not to be confused with the much larger, downstate city of Wynadotte.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 169 people, 70 households, and 56 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.9 per square mile (0.7/km²). There were 319 housing units at an average density of 3.5/sq mi (1.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.45% White, 0.59% Native American, 1.18% Pacific Islander, and 1.78% from two or more races. 41.4% were of Finnish, 21.4% Irish, 6.9% German, 6.2% English and 5.5% French ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 70 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.63.

In the township the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 34.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,813, and the median income for a family was $30,313. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,024. About 18.2% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.8% of those sixty five or over.


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