Waucedah Township, Michigan

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Waucedah Township, Michigan
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Waucedah Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°49′10″N87°46′41″W / 45.81944°N 87.77806°W / 45.81944; -87.77806 Coordinates: 45°49′10″N87°46′41″W / 45.81944°N 87.77806°W / 45.81944; -87.77806
Country United States
State Michigan
County Dickinson
Area
  Total90.0 sq mi (233.2 km2)
  Land88.9 sq mi (230.4 km2)
  Water1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
Elevation
988 ft (301 m)
Population
  Total804
  Density9.0/sq mi (3.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 26-84700 [1]
GNIS feature ID1627227 [2]

Waucedah Township is a civil township of Dickinson County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 804 at the 2010 census, slightly up from 800 at the 2000 census.

A civil township is a widely used unit of local government in the United States that is subordinate to a county. The term town is used in New England, New York, and Wisconsin to refer to the equivalent of the civil township in these states. Specific responsibilities and the degree of autonomy vary based on each state. Civil townships are distinct from survey townships, but in states that have both, the boundaries often coincide and may completely geographically subdivide a county. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies civil townships as minor civil divisions. Currently, there are 20 states with civil townships.

Dickinson County, Michigan County in the United States

Dickinson County is a county in the Upper peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,168. The county seat is Iron Mountain. Dickinson is Michigan's newest county, formed in 1891 from parts of Marquette, Menominee, and Iron counties. It was named for Donald M. Dickinson, who served as U.S. Postmaster General under President Grover Cleveland.

U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.

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US Highway 2 (US 2) is a component of the United States Numbered Highway System that connects Everett, Washington, to the Upper Peninsula (UP) of the US state of Michigan, with a separate segment that runs from Rouses Point, New York, to Houlton, Maine. In Michigan, the highway runs through the UP in two segments as a part of the state trunkline highway system, entering the state at Ironwood and ending at St. Ignace; in between, US 2 briefly traverses the state of Wisconsin. As one of the major transportation arteries in the UP, US 2 is a major conduit for traffic through the state and neighboring northern Midwest states. Two sections of the roadway are included as part of the Great Lakes Circle Tours, and other segments are listed as state-designated Pure Michigan Byways. There are several memorial highway designations and historic bridges along US 2 that date to the 1910s and 1920s. The highway runs through rural sections of the UP, passing through two national and two state forests in the process.

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Norway, Michigan City in Michigan, United States

Norway is a city in Dickinson County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,845 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Iron Mountain, MI–WI Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 90.0 square miles (233.2 km²), of which, 88.9 square miles (230.4 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it (1.21%) is water.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

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Demographics

As of the census [1] of 2000, there were 800 people, 325 households, and 233 families residing in the township. The population density was 9.0 per square mile (3.5/km²). There were 628 housing units at an average density of 7.1 per square mile (2.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.75% White, 0.12% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population. 20.6% were of German, 20.0% Italian, 8.8% French, 7.8% Belgian, 7.6% Polish, 5.4% French Canadian, 5.4% Irish and 5.2% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

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Germans are a Germanic ethnic group native to Central Europe, who share a common German ancestry, culture and history. German is the shared mother tongue of a substantial majority of ethnic Germans.

There were 325 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,400, and the median income for a family was $43,472. Males had a median income of $36,154 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,706. About 3.9% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

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References

  1. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Waucedah Township, Michigan