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Butterfield Township, Michigan
Butterfield Township Hall
Butterfield Township Hall
Location within Missaukee County
Location within Missaukee County
Country United States
State Michigan
County Missaukee
 • Total 36.02 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land 35.40 sq mi (91.7 km2)
 • Water 0.62 sq mi (1.6 km2)
1,132 ft (345 m)
 • Total 489
 • Density 13.8/sq mi (5.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49632 (Falmouth)
49667 (Merritt)
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-12200
GNIS feature ID 1626015

Butterfield Township is a civil township of Missaukee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 489.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.8 square miles (93 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.44%) is water.

In the 1920s, both Butterfield and Merritt were on the route of M-74.


As of the census of 2000, there were 548 people, 211 households, and 155 families residing in the township. The population density was 15.3 per square mile (5.9/km2). There were 388 housing units at an average density of 10.8 per square mile (4.2/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.63% White, 0.18% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.18% Asian, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 211 households, out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,188, and the median income for a family was $40,357. Males had a median income of $27,375 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,993. About 7.1% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

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