North Star Township, Michigan

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North Star Township, Michigan
North Star Township Hall
North Star Township Hall
North Star Township is located in Michigan
North Star Township
North Star Township
Location within the state of Michigan
North Star Township is located in the United States
North Star Township
North Star Township
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 43°14′54″N 84°32′27″W / 43.24833°N 84.54083°W / 43.24833; -84.54083Coordinates: 43°14′54″N 84°32′27″W / 43.24833°N 84.54083°W / 43.24833; -84.54083
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyGratiot
Established1857
Government
 • SupervisorJohn Hardman
 • ClerkHeidi Drowley
Area
 • Total34.16 sq mi (88.5 km2)
 • Land34.10 sq mi (88.3 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
719 ft (219 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total888
 • Density26.0/sq mi (10.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
48847 (Ithaca)
48862 (North Star)
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-58880[1]
GNIS feature ID1626816[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

North Star Township is a civil township of Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 888 at the 2010 census.[3]

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Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.16 square miles (88.47 km2), of which 34.10 square miles (88.3 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (0.18%) is water.[3]

U.S. Route 127 runs south–north near the center of the township to the city of Ithaca.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 996 people, 369 households, and 290 families residing in the township. The population density was 28.8 per square mile (11.1/km2). There were 395 housing units at an average density of 11.4 per square mile (4.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.69% White, 0.20% Native American, 0.60% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

There were 369 households, out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $25,208 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,246. About 7.1% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: North Star Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Michigan: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. 23 Michigan. Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: North Star, Michigan
  5. ^ UnitedStatesZipCodes.org (2021). "ZIP Code 48862: North Star". Retrieved August 24, 2021.