Lyon Township, Roscommon County, Michigan
|Lyon Township, Michigan|
|— Township —|
|• Total||36.5 sq mi (94.5 km2)|
|• Land||30.0 sq mi (77.7 km2)|
|• Water||6.5 sq mi (16.8 km2)|
|Elevation||1,217 ft (371 m)|
|• Density||48.8/sq mi (18.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626651|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.5 square miles (95 km2), of which, 30.0 square miles (78 km2) of it is land and 6.5 square miles (17 km2) of it (17.82%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,462 people, 688 households, and 467 families residing in the township. The population density was 48.8 per square mile (18.8/km²). There were 2,267 housing units at an average density of 75.6 per square mile (29.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.56% White, 0.14% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.
There were 688 households out of which 17.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.55.
In the township the population was spread out with 16.3% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 19.4% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 29.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $33,226, and the median income for a family was $37,875. Males had a median income of $32,237 versus $21,583 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,232. About 6.4% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.