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Ely Township is a civil township of Marquette County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,010 at the 2000 census.

Ely Township, Michigan
Location within Marquette County
Location within Marquette County
Ely Township is located in Michigan
Ely Township
Ely Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°25′49″N 87°47′59″W / 46.43028°N 87.79972°W / 46.43028; -87.79972Coordinates: 46°25′49″N 87°47′59″W / 46.43028°N 87.79972°W / 46.43028; -87.79972
CountryUnited States
 • Total140.6 sq mi (364.1 km2)
 • Land137.7 sq mi (356.5 km2)
 • Water2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)
1,411 ft (430 m)
 • Total2,010
 • Density14.6/sq mi (5.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
49808 (Big Bay P.O. Box),
49814 (Champion),
49849 (Ishpeming)
FIPS code26-25820[1]
GNIS feature ID1626237[2]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 140.6 square miles (364 km2), of which 137.6 square miles (356 km2) is land and 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2) (2.07%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,010 people, 726 households, and 564 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.6 per square mile (5.6/km²). There were 1,105 housing units at an average density of 8.0 per square mile (3.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.71% White, 0.10% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.15% Asian, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 726 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,326, and the median income for a family was $46,739. Males had a median income of $36,786 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,901. About 2.7% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ely Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 118.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greenwood, Michigan
  5. ^ Swineford's History of the Lake Superior Iron District, Its Mines and Furnaces: Appendix, Being a Review of Its Mines and Furnaces for 1872 By Alfred P. Swineford Published by Mining journal office, 1872
  6. ^ Romig 1986.
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greenwood Furnace Post Office (historical)
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: South Greenwood, Michigan
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greenwood Station
  10. ^ 49814 5-Digit ZCTA, 498 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.