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Torch Lake Township, Michigan
Township
Country United States
State Michigan
County Houghton
Area
 • Total 93.0 sq mi (240.9 km2)
 • Land 80.1 sq mi (207.6 km2)
 • Water 12.9 sq mi (33.3 km2)
Elevation
741 ft (226 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 1,860
 • Density 23.2/sq mi (9.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 26-80120
GNIS feature ID 1627170

Torch Lake Township is a civil township of Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,860.

Communities

Chickenville
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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 93.0 square miles (240.9 km²), of which 80.1 square miles (207.6 km²) is land and 12.9 square miles (33.3 km²) (13.83%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,860 people, 740 households, and 523 families residing in the township. The population density was 23.2 per square mile (9.0/km²). There were 1,505 housing units at an average density of 18.8 per square mile (7.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.98% White, 0.43% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population. 28.3% were of Finnish, 17.0% French, 12.6% German, 7.7% Italian, 6.9% English and 6.9% French Canadian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 740 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,893, and the median income for a family was $43,077. Males had a median income of $31,307 versus $25,208 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,158. About 6.9% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

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