Higgins Township, Michigan

Higgins Township is a civil township of Roscommon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,983 at the 2010 census. The village of Roscommon is located within the township.

Higgins Township, Michigan
Higgins Township Hall in Roscommon
Higgins Township Hall in Roscommon
Location within Roscommon County (red) and the administered village of Roscommon (pink)
Location within Roscommon County (red) and the administered village of Roscommon (pink)
Higgins Township is located in Michigan
Higgins Township
Higgins Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Higgins Township is located in the United States
Higgins Township
Higgins Township
Higgins Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 44°27′30″N 84°34′52″W / 44.45833°N 84.58111°W / 44.45833; -84.58111Coordinates: 44°27′30″N 84°34′52″W / 44.45833°N 84.58111°W / 44.45833; -84.58111
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyRoscommon
Government
 • SupervisorWilliam Curnalia
 • ClerkLeAnna Goodrich
Area
 • Total73.30 sq mi (189.8 km2)
 • Land70.36 sq mi (182.2 km2)
 • Water2.94 sq mi (7.6 km2)
Elevation
1,243 ft (379 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,932
 • Density27.5/sq mi (10.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48653 (Roscommon)
48656 (St. Helen)
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-38020[1]
GNIS feature ID1626468[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 73.30 square miles (189.8 km2), of which 70.36 square miles (182.2 km2) is land and 2.94 square miles (7.6 km2) (4.01%) is water.[3]

The northern portion of Backus Creek State Game Area is located within Higgins Township.[4]

DemographicsEdit

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,061 people, 816 households, and 509 families residing in the township. The population density was 29.2 per square mile (11.3/km2). There were 1,175 housing units at an average density of 16.7 per square mile (6.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.80% White, 0.68% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 816 households, out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $29,801, and the median income for a family was $36,033. Males had a median income of $29,732 versus $20,673 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,529. About 14.3% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.5% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Higgins Township, Michigan
  3. ^ "Michigan: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. 39 Michigan. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  4. ^ Michigan Department of Natural Resources (24 April 2017). "Backus Creek State Game Area: General Map" (PDF). Retrieved August 20, 2020.