- Forest Township, Cheboygan County, Michigan
official_name = Forest Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 93.5
area_land_km2 = 92.7
area_water_km2 = 0.9
area_total_sq_mi = 36.1
area_land_sq_mi = 35.8
area_water_sq_mi = 0.3
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 4738
population_density_km2 = 51.1
population_density_sq_mi = 132.4
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 249
elevation_ft = 817
latd = 43 |latm = 10 |lats = 23 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 31 |longs = 5 |longEW = W
Forest Township is a
civil townshipof Cheboygan County in the U.S. stateof Michigan. The population was 1,080 at the 2000 census.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 69.6 square miles (180.4 km²), of which, 68.7 square miles (178.0 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (1.28%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,080 people, 431 households, and 318 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 15.7 per square mile (6.1/km²). There were 620 housing units at an average density of 9.0/sq mi (3.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.48% White, 0.46% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.
There were 431 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the township the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $28,424, and the median income for a family was $30,833. Males had a median income of $28,611 versus $20,288 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $15,373. About 15.2% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.3% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
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