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Interior Township, Michigan

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Interior Township is a civil township of Ontonagon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 375 at the 2000 census. It was named for the Interior Lumber Company.[3]

Interior Township, Michigan
Location within Ontonagon County
Location within Ontonagon County
Interior Township is located in Michigan
Interior Township
Interior Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°25′47″N 89°3′26″W / 46.42972°N 89.05722°W / 46.42972; -89.05722Coordinates: 46°25′47″N 89°3′26″W / 46.42972°N 89.05722°W / 46.42972; -89.05722
CountryUnited States
 • Total89.5 sq mi (231.7 km2)
 • Land86.5 sq mi (224.0 km2)
 • Water3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
1,358 ft (414 m)
 • Total375
 • Density4.3/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-40760[1]
GNIS feature ID1626518[2]


A large portion of the township is within the Ottawa National Forest.

Trout Creek is the birthplace of baseball player Dick Pole. Pole is a former pitcher for Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners and was later the pitching coach for teams including the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 89.5 square miles (232 km2), of which 86.5 square miles (224 km2) is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) (3.33%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 375 people, 173 households, and 112 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.3 per square mile (1.7/km²). There were 303 housing units at an average density of 3.5 per square mile (1.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.27% White, 3.20% Native American, 0.27% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races.

There were 173 households out of which 16.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% 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 2.68.

In the township the population was spread out with 15.5% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 17.1% from 25 to 44, 34.1% from 45 to 64, and 25.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,679, and the median income for a family was $35,208. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,906. About 5.2% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 22.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Dick Pole, Major League Baseball pitcher and coach, was born in Trout Creek.



  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Interior Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 86.
  4. ^ Romig 1986.
  5. ^ Romig 1986, p. 93.


  • 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.