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Ovid Township, Michigan
—  Township  —
Ovid Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Ovid Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 41°51′9″N 84°59′43″W / 41.8525°N 84.99528°W / 41.8525; -84.99528
Country United States
State Michigan
County Branch
 - Total 36.2 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 - Land 33.3 sq mi (86.1 km2)
 - Water 2.9 sq mi (7.6 km2)
Elevation 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,432
 - Density 73.1/sq mi (28.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-61840[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626873[2]

Ovid Township is a civil township of Branch County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,432 at the 2000 census.



There are no incorporated municipalities in this primarily agricultural township. There are settlements in several unincorporated communities:

There is also an unnamed settlement at 41°50′26″N 85°03′14″W / 41.84056°N 85.05389°W / 41.84056; -85.05389 between Lake of the Woods and Bingham Lake, about two miles northeast of Bethel.


The township is dominated by lakes, primarily Coldwater Lake as well as the smaller Lake of the Woods and several others. All drain into the Coldwater River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.7 km²), of which, 33.3 square miles (86.1 km²) of it is land and 2.9 square miles (7.6 km²) of it (8.07%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,432 people, 1,026 households, and 738 families residing in the township. The population density was 73.1 per square mile (28.2/km²). There were 1,889 housing units at an average density of 56.8/sq mi (21.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.11% White, 0.21% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 1,026 households out of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% 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 2.77.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 105.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,593, and the median income for a family was $49,712. Males had a median income of $36,410 versus $23,382 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,942. About 3.0% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.




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