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Elmwood Charter Township, Michigan
—  Charter township  —
Elmwood Charter Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Elmwood Charter Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°48′23″N 85°40′13″W / 44.80639°N 85.67028°W / 44.80639; -85.67028
Country United States
State Michigan
County Leelanau
 - Total 30.9 sq mi (80.0 km2)
 - Land 20.1 sq mi (51.9 km2)
 - Water 10.8 sq mi (28.1 km2)
Elevation 620 ft (189 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,264
 - Density 212.6/sq mi (82.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-25700[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626235[2]

Elmwood Charter Township is a charter township of Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,264 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.9 square miles (80.0 km²), of which, 20.1 square miles (52.0 km²) of it is land and 10.8 square miles (28.1 km²) of it (35.08%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,264 people, 1,697 households, and 1,259 families residing in the township. The population density was 212.6 per square mile (82.1/km²). There were 1,914 housing units at an average density of 95.4/sq mi (36.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.26% White, 0.28% African American, 0.89% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.39% of the population.

There were 1,697 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% 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 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,063, and the median income for a family was $55,597. Males had a median income of $41,458 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,574. About 1.3% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.


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