- Hendricks Township, Michigan
official_name = Hendricks Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Mackinac
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 210.1
area_land_km2 = 204.4
area_water_km2 = 5.7
area_total_sq_mi = 81.1
area_land_sq_mi = 78.9
area_water_sq_mi = 2.2
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 183
population_density_km2 = 0.9
population_density_sq_mi = 2.3
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 262
elevation_ft = 860
latd = 46 |latm = 8 |lats = 26 |latNS = N
longd = 85 |longm = 10 |longs = 49 |longEW = W
postal_code = 49762 (Naubinway
49793 (Trout Lake)
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 26-37660GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1626464 [gnis|1626464]
Hendricks Township is a
civil townshipof Mackinac County in the U.S. stateof Michigan. The population was 183 at the 2000 census.
* Caffey, along with the nearby Caffey Corner, was a lumber settlement at coord|46|10|08|N|85|11|07|W|. It is on H-40. West of Caffey, H-40 is also known as the "Hiawatha Trail". At Caffey Corner, the Hiawatha Trail branches off to the south to end at US 2 east of Epoufette. H-40 continues east from Caffey approximately seven miles to Trout Lake and from there on to Rudyard just west of I-75. [gnis|1617471|Caffey, Michigan] [gnis|1617472|Caffey Corner, Michigan] Its station on the
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railwaywas originally called "Lewis", but because at the time there was another post office named Lewis in Michigan, it was given a post office named "Caffey", after the Pennsylvania-born Civil War veteran, William N. Caffey, who became the first postmaster in November 1899. The office cloase in September 1909 and re-opened with Caffey as postmaster in June 1913. The post office closed permanently in December 1916.cite book | last = Romig | first = Walter | year = 1986 | title = Michigan Place Names | origyear= 1973 | publisher = Wayne State University Press | location = Detroit, Michigan | id = ISBN 0-8143-1838-X] [gnis|2358652|Caffey Post Office (historical)]
* Epoufette is an
unincorporated communityin the township on US 2 on Lake Michiganat coord|46|03|20|N|85|10|06|W|. [gnis|625620|Epoufette, Michigan] In 1848, a government surveyor, John R. McLeod, found an Indian village here. Amable Goudreau began a commercial fishing business here in 1859, but it did not get a post office until lumbering operations began. McLeod became the first postmaster in December 1879. The name, French for "place of rest", was given by early French setlers because it was believed that Father Jacques Marquetteused the harbor as the first step on his trip down Lake Michigan from St. Ignace.cite book | last = Romig | first = Walter | year = 1986 | title = Michigan Place Names | origyear= 1973 | publisher = Wayne State University Press | location = Detroit, Michigan | id = ISBN 0-8143-1838-X] A historical marker commemorating the fishing village was erected in 1986. [ [http://www.michmarkers.com/Pages/L1255.htm Epoufette] , Michigan Historical Markers] A summer post office operated here from 1959-1965 and 1966-1972. [gnis|1926643|Epoufette Post Office (historical)]
* Most of the township is served by the 49762
ZIP codefor Naubinway in adjacent Hudson Township. [ [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/MapItDrawServlet?geo_id=86000US49762&_bucket_id=50&tree_id=420&context=AdvSearch&_lang=en 49762 5-Digit ZCTA, 497 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder] , U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000] The northwest portion of the township is served by the 49793 ZIP code for Trout Lake in Chippewa County. [ [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/MapItDrawServlet?geo_id=86000US49793&_bucket_id=50&tree_id=420&context=AdvSearch&_lang=en 49793 5-Digit ZCTA, 497 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder] , U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000]
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 81.1 square miles (210.1 km²), of which, 78.9 square miles (204.4 km²) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²) of it (2.72%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 183 people, 78 households, and 51 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 2.3 per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 173 housing units at an average density of 2.2/sq mi (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 83.61% White, 10.93% Native American, 0.55% Asian, and 4.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.
There were 78 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the township the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 1.6% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 110.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $33,906. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $11,875 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $13,772. About 15.3% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.6% of those sixty five or over.
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