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Allouez Township, Michigan
Location within Keweenaw County (red) and the administered village of Ahmeek (pink)
Location within Keweenaw County (red) and the administered village of Ahmeek (pink)
Allouez Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Allouez Township, Michigan
Allouez Township, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Keweenaw
 • Total 54.69 sq mi (141.6 km2)
 • Land 54.62 sq mi (141.5 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.2 km2)
988 ft (301 m)
 • Total 1,571
 • Density 28.8/sq mi (11.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49805 (Allouez)
49901 (Ahmeek)
49913 (Calumet)
49917 (Copper City)
49950 (Mohawk)
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-083-01520
GNIS feature ID 1625825

Allouez Township ( ah-LOO-way) is a civil township of Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2020 census, the township population was 1,428.


The village of Ahmeek is the only incorporated municipality in the township. There are a few unincorporated communities:

  • Allouez is a small community at 47°17′14″N 88°24′34″W / 47.28722°N 88.40944°W / 47.28722; -88.40944 on US 41/M-26 at the boundary line with Houghton County approximately one mile south of Ahmeek. The Allouez ZIP code is 49805 and serves a large area in the northern part of the township.
  • Bumbletown is an unincorporated community in the township.
  • Fulton is a small community at 47°17′56″N 88°21′36″W / 47.29889°N 88.36000°W / 47.29889; -88.36000, adjacent to Mohawk on the south and less than a mile north of the Houghton County boundary line.
  • Kingston is an unincorporated community in the township.
  • Mohawk is a small community at 47°18′14″N 88°21′53″W / 47.30389°N 88.36472°W / 47.30389; -88.36472 on US 41/M-26 less than two miles (3.2 km) east of Ahmeek. The Mohawk ZIP code is 49950 and serves a large portion of the northeastern tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 54.7 square miles (142 km2), of which 54.7 square miles (142 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.07%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,584 people, 710 households, and 430 families residing in the township. The population density was 29.0 per square mile (11.2/km2). There were 973 housing units at an average density of 17.8 per square mile (6.9/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.93% White, 0.06% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population. 44.6% were of Finnish, 8.7% German, 7.4% Italian, 6.9% English and 5.7% French ancestry.

There were 710 households, out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $26,500, and the median income for a family was $34,904. Males had a median income of $26,034 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,974. About 9.4% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Municipio de Allouez (condado de Keweenaw, Míchigan) para niños

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