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Lincoln Township, Newaygo County, Michigan

Lincoln Township, Michigan
Township
Lincoln Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Lincoln Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Michigan
County Newaygo
Area
 • Total 35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
 • Land 35.1 sq mi (90.9 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation 961 ft (293 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,338
 • Density 38.1/sq mi (14.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-47700[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626624[2]

Lincoln Township is a civil township of Newaygo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,338 at the 2000 census.

Contents

  • Communities 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Notes 4

Communities

  • Aetna is an unincorporated community on M-20 in the southwest corner of the township along the boundary with Denver Township at .[3] Aetna was founded in 1867 by a group of sawmill operators. It had a post office from 1870-1914.[4]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92.2 km²), of which 35.1 square miles (90.9 km²) is land and 0.5 square mile (1.2 km²) (1.35%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,338 people, 505 households, and 374 families residing in the township. The population density was 38.1 per square mile (14.7/km²). There were 850 housing units at an average density of 24.2 per square mile (9.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.15% White, 2.62% African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 2.02% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.99% of the population.

There were 505 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 107.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,739, and the median income for a family was $40,677. Males had a median income of $31,842 versus $19,808 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,697. About 10.4% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notes

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lincoln Township, Newaygo County, Michigan
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Aetna, Michigan
  4. ^ Romig, Walter. Michigan Place Names (Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Walter Romig, not dated) p. 11
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