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Allouez Township, Michigan

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Allouez Township is a civil township of Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 1,571.[3]

Allouez Township, Michigan
Location within Keweenaw County (red) and the administered village of Ahmeek (pink)
Location within Keweenaw County (red) and the administered village of Ahmeek (pink)
Allouez Township is located in Michigan
Allouez Township
Allouez Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 47°19′04″N 88°23′21″W / 47.31778°N 88.38917°W / 47.31778; -88.38917Coordinates: 47°19′04″N 88°23′21″W / 47.31778°N 88.38917°W / 47.31778; -88.38917
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyKeweenaw
Government
 • SupervisorMark Aho
Area
 • Total54.69 sq mi (141.65 km2)
 • Land54.62 sq mi (141.46 km2)
 • Water0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation
988 ft (301 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,571
 • Density29/sq mi (11.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49805, 49901, 49913, 49917, 49950
Area code(s)906
FIPS code26-083-01520[1]
GNIS feature ID1625825[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Contents

CommunitiesEdit

The village of Ahmeek is the only incorporated municipality in the township. There are a few unincorporated communities:

Calumet is a village to the south in Calumet Charter Township. The Calumet ZIP code is 49913 and extends into the southwest part of Allouez Township.

GeographyEdit

The township is in western Keweenaw County, on the northwest side of the Keweenaw Peninsula. It is bordered to the south by Calumet Charter Township in Houghton County, to the southeast by Sherman Township and to the east by Houghton Township in Keweenaw County, and to the northwest by Lake Superior. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Allouez Township has a total area of 54.7 square miles (141.6 km2), of which 54.6 square miles (141.5 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.13%, are water.[3]

U.S. Route 41 passes through the township, leading northeast 30 miles (48 km) to its terminus at Copper Harbor and southwest 20 miles (32 km) to Houghton.

DemographicsEdit

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,584 people, 710 households, and 430 families residing in the township. The population density was 29.0 per square mile (11.2/km²). There were 973 housing units at an average density of 17.8 per square mile (6.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.93% White, 0.06% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population. 44.6% were of Finnish, 8.7% German, 7.4% Italian, 6.9% English and 5.7% French ancestry.

There were 710 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $26,500, and the median income for a family was $34,904. Males had a median income of $26,034 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,974. About 9.4% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Allouez Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Allouez township, Keweenaw County, Michigan". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ahmeek, Michigan
  5. ^ "Map of the 49805 ZIP Code Tabulation Area". Archived from the original on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2007-02-11.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fulton, Michigan
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mohawk, Michigan
  8. ^ "Map of the 49950 ZIP Code Tabulation Area". Archived from the original on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2007-02-11.

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