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Kenockee Township, Michigan
Township
Country United States
State Michigan
County St. Clair
Area
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
732 ft (223 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 2,423
 • Density 67.6/sq mi (26.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 26-42740
GNIS feature ID 1626557

Kenockee Township is a civil township of St. Clair County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,423 at the 2000 census.

Communities

A couple of unincorporated communities are within the township:

  • Abbottsford, also called Abbotsford and Abbottsville, is on the eastern boundary with Clyde Township at Cribbins and Bryce Roads (43°01′12″N 82°38′00″W / 43.02000°N 82.63333°W / 43.02000; -82.63333; Elevation: 696 ft./212 m.). Ignace Morass built a sawmill here in 1816 on the Mill Creek off of the Pine River. James Abbott bought both the sawmill and a grist mill that had been built by Zephaniah W. Bunce. The settlement around the mills was named for Abbott. A post office operated from May 1892 until March 1942.
  • Avoca is situated on M-136 about 15 miles northwest of Port Huron at 43°03′43″N 82°41′28″W / 43.06194°N 82.69111°W / 43.06194; -82.69111. The ZIP code is 48006, which serves all of Kenockee Township, as well as all of Greenwood Township to the north and small portions of Emmett Township to the west and Clyde Township to the east. Avoca is home to a grain elevator, it is a trail head of the Wadhams to Avoca Trail and holds the Saint Clair County Road Commission Garage for the northern portion of the county. It was founded in 1884.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.8 square miles (93 km2) is land and 0.03% is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,423 people, 833 households, and 696 families residing in the township. The population density was 67.6 per square mile (26.1/km²). There were 866 housing units at an average density of 24.2 per square mile (9.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.18% White, 0.21% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 833 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,293, and the median income for a family was $58,190. Males had a median income of $45,708 versus $26,151 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,764. About 3.2% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

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