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Little Traverse Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Emmet
 • Total 20.4 sq mi (52.8 km2)
 • Land 18.0 sq mi (46.7 km2)
 • Water 2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
735 ft (224 m)
 • Total 2,426
 • Density 134.7/sq mi (52.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 26-48080
GNIS feature ID 1626631

Little Traverse Township is a civil township of Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,426 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.4 square miles (53 km2), of which 18.0 square miles (47 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (11.63%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,426 people, 978 households, and 707 families residing in the township. The population density was 134.7 per square mile (52.0/km²). There were 1,555 housing units at an average density of 86.3 per square mile (33.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.50% White, 0.12% African American, 1.85% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 978 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,228, and the median income for a family was $47,788. Males had a median income of $36,066 versus $23,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,830. About 4.3% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

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