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Marion Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Charlevoix
 • Total 26.5 sq mi (68.7 km2)
 • Land 25.6 sq mi (66.2 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
827 ft (252 m)
 • Total 1,714
 • Density 67/sq mi (25.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 26-51620
GNIS feature ID 1626688

Marion Township is a civil township of Charlevoix County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,714 at the 2010 census.


Marion Township is located in western Charlevoix County and is bordered by Antrim County to the south. The northeast corner of the township reaches into Lake Charlevoix, and the city of Charlevoix is just to the north of the township. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.5 square miles (68.7 km2), of which 25.6 square miles (66.2 km2) is land and 0.97 square miles (2.5 km2), or 3.58%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,492 people, 535 households, and 418 families residing in the township. The population density was 58.2 per square mile (22.5/km²). There were 632 housing units at an average density of 24.7 per square mile (9.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.44% White, 0.20% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.47% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, and 2.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.68% of the population.

There were 535 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.0% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,694, and the median income for a family was $45,903. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $21,905 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,854. About 5.2% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

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