Bergland Township, Michigan

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Bergland Township, Michigan
Unincorporated community of Bergland
Unincorporated community of Bergland
Location within Ontonagon County
Location within Ontonagon County
Bergland Township is located in Michigan
Bergland Township
Bergland Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°34′35″N 89°36′33″W / 46.57639°N 89.60917°W / 46.57639; -89.60917Coordinates: 46°34′35″N 89°36′33″W / 46.57639°N 89.60917°W / 46.57639; -89.60917
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyOntonagon
Area
 • Total108.2 sq mi (280.4 km2)
 • Land98.5 sq mi (255.0 km2)
 • Water9.8 sq mi (25.4 km2)
Elevation
1,329 ft (405 m)
Population
 • Total550
 • Density5.6/sq mi (2.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
49910
Area code(s)906
FIPS code26-07640[1]
GNIS feature ID1625921[2]

Bergland Township is a civil township of Ontonagon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 550.

Communities[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 108.2 square miles (280 km2), of which 98.4 square miles (255 km2) is land and 9.8 square miles (25 km2) (9.04%) is water, most of which is Lake Gogebic.

The civil township comprises two full survey townships, T48N R43W and T49N R43W, and the western half of two others, T48N R42W and T49 R42W. Gogebic County is to the south and to the west of the southern tier of survey townships. Carp Lake Township is to the north and west of the northern tier. Matchwood Township is to the east.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 550 people, 258 households, and 171 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.6 per square mile (2.2/km²). There were 592 housing units at an average density of 6.0 per square mile (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.45% White, 0.91% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.36% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population. 25.4% were of Finnish, 21.7% German, 6.6% Italian, 6.2% Polish, 5.6% Swedish, 5.2% Norwegian and 5.0% French Canadian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 258 households out of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.59.

In the township the population was spread out with 14.2% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 35.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $25,278 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,573. About 4.1% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

The climate is described as Humid Continental by the Köppen Climate System, abbreviated as Dfb.[4]

Climate data for Bergland, Michigan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −6
(21)
−4
(25)
2
(36)
10
(50)
18
(65)
24
(75)
26
(78)
24
(76)
19
(67)
13
(55)
3
(38)
−4
(25)
11
(51)
Average low °C (°F) −18
(0)
−17
(1)
−12
(10)
−3
(26)
3
(37)
8
(47)
11
(52)
10
(50)
6
(43)
1
(33)
−6
(22)
−13
(8)
−2
(28)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 64
(2.5)
46
(1.8)
58
(2.3)
66
(2.6)
89
(3.5)
100
(4.1)
94
(3.7)
97
(3.8)
94
(3.7)
81
(3.2)
79
(3.1)
71
(2.8)
950
(37.3)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

References[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: Bergland Township, Michigan
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bergland, Michigan
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Bergland, Michigan
  5. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on August 25, 2013.