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Carp Lake Township, Ontonagon County, Michigan

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Carp Lake Township is a civil township of Ontonagon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 891 at the 2000 census.

Carp Lake Township, Michigan
Location within Ontonagon County
Location within Ontonagon County
Carp Lake Township is located in Michigan
Carp Lake Township
Carp Lake Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°44′14″N 89°37′38″W / 46.73722°N 89.62722°W / 46.73722; -89.62722Coordinates: 46°44′14″N 89°37′38″W / 46.73722°N 89.62722°W / 46.73722; -89.62722
CountryUnited States
 • Total225.9 sq mi (585.0 km2)
 • Land225.1 sq mi (583.0 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
1,027 ft (313 m)
 • Total891
 • Density4.0/sq mi (1.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-13520[1]
GNIS feature ID1626034[2]




According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 225.9 square miles (585 km2), of which 225.1 square miles (583 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (0.35%) is water. It is the westernmost township in the US to be on the Eastern Time Zone.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 891 people, 411 households, and 274 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.0 per square mile (1.5/km²). There were 615 housing units at an average density of 2.7 per square mile (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.96% White, 1.91% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.79% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population. 22.1% were of Finnish, 14.7% German, 9.0% Polish, 8.9% English, 7.2% French, 6.2% Italian and 5.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 411 households out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.59.

In the township the population was spread out with 18.9% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $26,731, and the median income for a family was $31,500. Males had a median income of $30,385 versus $21,806 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,333. About 7.8% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 7.4% 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.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Carp Lake Township, Ontonagon County, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 99.