Hematite Township, Michigan

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Hematite Township is a civil township of Iron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 352. The township is named for the masses of hematite iron ore in the rocks prevalent in the area.




According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 155.8 square miles (403.4 km²), of which 153.4 square miles (397.4 km²) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) of it (1.48%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 352 people, 163 households, and 96 families residing in the township. The population density was 2.3 per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 343 housing units at an average density of 2.2/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.02% White, 0.85% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population. 36.4% were of Finnish, 10.2% Italian, 9.2% German, 7.1% Swedish and 5.4% Scottish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 163 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.81.

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