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Manistee Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Manistee
 • Total 48.2 sq mi (124.9 km2)
 • Land 44.5 sq mi (115.2 km2)
 • Water 3.7 sq mi (9.7 km2)
719 ft (219 m)
 • Total 3,764
 • Density 84.6/sq mi (32.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-50740
GNIS feature ID 1626667

Manistee Township is a civil township of Manistee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,764 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 48.2 square miles (125 km2), of which 44.5 square miles (115 km2) is land and 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2) (7.76%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,764 people, 1,188 households, and 864 families residing in the township. The population density was 84.6 per square mile (32.7/km²). There were 1,391 housing units at an average density of 31.3 per square mile (12.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 84.62% White, 9.14% African American, 2.13% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population.

There were 1,188 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the township the population was spread out with 17.2% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 142.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 155.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,946, and the median income for a family was $48,684. Males had a median income of $35,574 versus $21,555 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,442. About 3.8% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

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