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McMillan Township, Michigan
Township
McMillan Township Hall, Newberry
McMillan Township Hall, Newberry
Country United States
State Michigan
County Luce
Area
 • Total 604.6 sq mi (1,566.0 km2)
 • Land 592.0 sq mi (1,533.4 km2)
 • Water 12.6 sq mi (32.6 km2)
Elevation
804 ft (245 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 2,692
 • Density 6.7/sq mi (2.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
49768, 49853, 49868
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-50440
GNIS feature ID 1626658

McMillan Township is a civil township of northern Luce County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,947 at the 2000 census. Most of the township's population lives in the village of Newberry, the county seat, at the township's extreme south.

Communities

  • Betty B Landing [formerly Hunter's Landing] is classified as a populated place by the United States Geological Survey located at 46°24′02″N 85°16′40″W / 46.40056°N 85.27778°W / 46.40056; -85.27778 (Betty B Landing) on the Tahquamenon River. The landing is the northern terminus of a private railroad spur from Soo Junction, which now operates as the Toonerville Trolley Riverboat Tour offering tours on the 5.5 miles (8.9 km) 24-inch gauge railroad. The branch was built by the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad from Soo Junction to the Hunter & Love Lumber Company mill on the Tahquamenon River in 1911. Built in standard gauge, the line was converted to narrow gauge to accommodate the mining engines used to pull the trolley tour's cars by Joseph Beech, Sr., founder of the riverboat tours.
  • Deer Park is a former lumbering settlement in the township.
  • Dollarville is an unincorporated community just west of Newberry.
  • Newberry is a village on M-123. It is the county seat and the main population center in both the township and county.
  • Soo Junction is an unincorporated community located east of Newberry and north of M-26.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 604.6 square miles (1,566.0 km²), of which 592.0 square miles (1,533.4 km²) is land and 12.6 square miles (32.6 km² or 2.08%) is water. It is the largest township in Michigan.

Demographics

2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,692 people, 1,193 households, and 701 families residing in the township. The racial makeup of the township was 82.2% White, 0.3% African American, 6.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 4.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 2,692 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 55.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 30.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.84.

2000

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,947 people, 1,240 households, and 813 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.7 per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 1,979 housing units at an average density of 3.3 per square mile (1.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 76.39% White, 13.28% African American, 5.60% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.86% of the population.

There were 1,240 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 146.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 165.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,514, and the median income for a family was $35,101. Males had a median income of $30,118 versus $20,608 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,007. About 14.6% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

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