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Goodar Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ogemaw
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land 35.3 sq mi (91.5 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
942 ft (287 m)
 • Total 493
 • Density 14.0/sq mi (5.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
48635 (Lupton,
48761 (South Branch)
FIPS code 26-32860
GNIS feature ID 1626362

Goodar Township is a civil township of Ogemaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 493.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.3 square miles (91 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (1.78%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 493 people, 228 households, and 157 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.0 per square mile (5.4/km²). There were 543 housing units at an average density of 15.4 per square mile (5.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.97% White, 0.41% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.41% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.42% of the population.

There were 228 households out of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.59.

In the township the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 17.8% from 25 to 44, 33.9% from 45 to 64, and 27.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,214, and the median income for a family was $30,139. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $15,714 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,052. About 11.0% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

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