Butterfield Township, Michigan

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Butterfield Township, Michigan
Butterfield Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Butterfield Township, Michigan
Butterfield Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°17′53″N 84°55′14″W / 44.29806°N 84.92056°W / 44.29806; -84.92056Coordinates: 44°17′53″N 84°55′14″W / 44.29806°N 84.92056°W / 44.29806; -84.92056
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyMissaukee
Area
 • Total36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land35.8 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation
1,132 ft (345 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total548
 • Density15.3/sq mi (5.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
49632 (Falmouth), 49667 (Merritt)
FIPS code26-12200[1]
GNIS feature ID1626015[2]

Butterfield Township is a civil township of Missaukee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 548.

Communities[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.8 square miles (93 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.44%) is water.

In the 1920s, both Butterfield and Merritt were on the route of M-74.[10]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 548 people, 211 households, and 155 families residing in the township. The population density was 15.3 per square mile (5.9/km²). There were 388 housing units at an average density of 10.8 per square mile (4.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.63% White, 0.18% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.18% Asian, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 211 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 21.8% 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 2.60 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,188, and the median income for a family was $40,357. Males had a median income of $27,375 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,993. About 7.1% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Butterfield Township, Michigan
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Butterfield
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Butterfield Post Office (historical)
  5. ^ a b c Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Merritt
  7. ^ 49667 5-Digit ZCTA, 496 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Edson Corners Post Office (historical)
  9. ^ 49632 5-Digit ZCTA, 496 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  10. ^ Michigan Highways Master List: 1918-Present