Marenisco Township, Michigan

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Marenisco Township is a civil township of Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,051 at the 2000 census.

The unincorporated community of Marenisco is within the township on the Presque Isle River near the junction of U.S. Highway 2 and M-64 at 46°22′35″N 89°41′47″W / 46.37639°N 89.69639°W / 46.37639; -89.69639.[3] Wakefield is about 15 miles northwest and Watersmeet about 27 miles southeast on US 2.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 325.9 square miles (844.1 km²), of which 310.9 square miles (805.1 km²) is land and 15.0 square miles (38.9 km² or 4.61%) is water. It is the second-largest township in land area in Michigan (after McMillan Township in Luce County).


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,051 people, 264 households, and 186 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.4 per square mile (1.3/km²). There were 663 housing units at an average density of 2.1/sq mi (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 68.13% White, 27.31% African American, 1.14% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 1.33% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.95% of the population.

There were 264 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.84.

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