Morton Township, Michigan

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Morton Township is a civil township of Mecosta County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,597 at the 2000 census.



  • Canadian Lakes is an unincorporated community in the southwest part of the township.
  • The Village of Mecosta is in the northeast part of the township. The Mecosta ZIP code, 49332, serves most of the eastern part of the township.[3]
  • Lakeview is located to the south and the Lakeview ZIP code, 48850, serve a small area in the southern part of the township.[4]
  • Rodney is located to the north, and the Rodney ZIP code, 49342, serves the northwest corner of the township.[5]
  • Stanwood is located to the west, and the Stanwood ZIP code, 49346, serves the southwest portion of the township.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.3 km²), of which, 33.1 square miles (85.8 km²) of it is land and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²) of it (7.04%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,597 people, 1,618 households, and 1,216 families residing in the township. The population density was 108.5 per square mile (41.9/km²). There were 2,794 housing units at an average density of 84.3/sq mi (32.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.77% White, 1.61% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 1,618 households out of which 17.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.50.

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