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Matchwood Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ontonagon
 • Total 109.5 sq mi (283.7 km2)
 • Land 109.5 sq mi (283.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
1,257 ft (383 m)
 • Total 115
 • Density 1.1/sq mi (0.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 26-52320
GNIS feature ID 1626709

Matchwood Township is a civil township of Ontonagon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 115 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 109.5 square miles (284 km2), of which 109.46 square miles (283.5 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.04%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 115 people, 52 households, and 33 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.1 per square mile (0.4/km²). There were 153 housing units at an average density of 1.4 per square mile (0.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.39% White, and 2.61% from two or more races.

There were 52 households out of which 19.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 18.3% from 25 to 44, 37.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 105.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $18,125, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $38,333 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,190. There were 16.1% of families and 25.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 75.0% of under eighteens and 7.4% of those over 64.

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