Cohoctah Township, Michigan

Cohoctah Township, Michigan
Cohoctah Township, Michigan
—  Township  —
Cohoctah Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Cohoctah Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°43′58″N 83°58′35″W / 42.73278°N 83.97639°W / 42.73278; -83.97639Coordinates: 42°43′58″N 83°58′35″W / 42.73278°N 83.97639°W / 42.73278; -83.97639
Country United States
State Michigan
County Livingston
 – Total 38.3 sq mi (99.3 km2)
 – Land 38.1 sq mi (98.7 km2)
 – Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 886 ft (270 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 3,394
 – Density 89.1/sq mi (34.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48816
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-16920[1]
GNIS feature ID 1623162[2]

Cohoctah Township is a civil township of Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,394 at the 2000 census. It is located in the northwest quadrant of the county, bordered by Conway Township to the west, Deerfield Township to the east, and Howell Township to the south. To the north is Shiawassee County.



Farming is the primary use of land, with only three small towns serving as population centers:


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 38.3 square miles (99 km2), of which, 38.1 square miles (99 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.60%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,394 people, 1,124 households, and 938 families residing in the township. The population density was 89.1 per square mile (34.4/km²). There were 1,206 housing units at an average density of 31.7 per square mile (12.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.91% White, 0.06% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 1,124 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.3% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 108.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $57,500, and the median income for a family was $63,182. Males had a median income of $51,028 versus $27,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,582. About 1.9% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.


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