Frankenlust Township, Michigan
|Frankenlust Township, Michigan|
|— Township —|
|• Total||23.1 sq mi (59.9 km2)|
|• Land||22.8 sq mi (59.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)|
|Elevation||597 ft (182 m)|
|• Density||111.0/sq mi (42.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626302|
Frankenlust Township is a civil township of Bay County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The township's population was 2,530 as of the 2000 census. The 2010 Census places the population at 3,562. It is included in the Bay City Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also home to Delta College.
It was founded by German Lutherans. The settlement of Frankenlust began in 1848. The settlement was part of Kochville Township when it was organized in 1856 and thus in Saginaw County. In 1880 the county boundary was changed, and Frankenlust Township was organized in Bay County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.1 square miles (60 km2), of which, 22.8 square miles (59 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (1.38%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,530 people, 1,053 households, and 751 families residing in the township. The population density was 111.0 per square mile (42.8/km²). There were 1,203 housing units at an average density of 52.8 per square mile (20.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.69% White, 0.63% African American, 0.16% Native American, 2.02% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.
There were 1,053 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the township the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $52,161, and the median income for a family was $63,707. Males had a median income of $50,161 versus $32,167 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,204. About 2.4% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Frankenlust Township, Michigan
- "Frankenlust Township Statistics". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2009-08-03. Unknown parameter
- St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frankenlust Township, Bay County, MI / BAY-journal
- Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 209