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Wise Township is a civil township of Isabella County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,301 at the 2000 census.

Wise Township, Michigan
Location within Isabella County
Location within Isabella County
Wise Township is located in Michigan
Wise Township
Wise Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°46′18″N 84°40′29″W / 43.77167°N 84.67472°W / 43.77167; -84.67472Coordinates: 43°46′18″N 84°40′29″W / 43.77167°N 84.67472°W / 43.77167; -84.67472
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyIsabella
Area
 • Total36.7 sq mi (95.0 km2)
 • Land36.6 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
764 ft (233 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total1,301
 • Density35.5/sq mi (13.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48617, 48618, 48878
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-88040[1]
GNIS feature ID1627283[2]

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.7 square miles (95 km2), of which 36.6 square miles (95 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.11%) is water.

DemographicsEdit

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,301 people, 464 households, and 360 families residing in the township. The population density was 35.5 per square mile (13.7/km²). There were 517 housing units at an average density of 14.1 per square mile (5.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.62% White, 0.08% African American, 4.38% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

There were 464 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,333, and the median income for a family was $45,208. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $21,111 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,346. About 5.5% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wise Township, Michigan