Amber Township, Michigan

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Amber Township, Michigan
Location within Mason County
Location within Mason County
Amber Township is located in Michigan
Amber Township
Amber Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Amber Township is located in the United States
Amber Township
Amber Township
Amber Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 43°57′34″N 86°20′45″W / 43.95944°N 86.34583°W / 43.95944; -86.34583Coordinates: 43°57′34″N 86°20′45″W / 43.95944°N 86.34583°W / 43.95944; -86.34583
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyMason
Organized1867
Government
 • SupervisorJames Gallie
 • ClerkTheresa Rohde
Area
 • Total27.75 sq mi (71.9 km2)
 • Land27.55 sq mi (71.4 km2)
 • Water0.20 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation
673 ft (205 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,535
 • Density92.0/sq mi (35.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49431 (Ludington)
49454 (Scottville)
Area code(s)231
FIPS code26-01980[1]
GNIS feature ID1625835[2]

Amber Township is a civil township of Mason County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 2,535.

History[edit]

Amber Township was organized in 1867.[3] It was named after Amber, New York, the former home of an early resident.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.75 square miles (71.87 km2), of which 27.55 square miles (71.4 km2) is land and 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.72%) is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,054 people, 756 households, and 579 families residing in the township. The population density was 74.4 per square mile (28.7/km2). There were 820 housing units at an average density of 29.7 per square mile (11.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.64% White, 0.54% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.48% of the population.

There were 756 households, out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.6% 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 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,458, and the median income for a family was $46,701. Males had a median income of $35,893 versus $21,842 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,833. About 4.2% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

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: Amber Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Surrarrer, G. Pearl (Jun 16, 1949). "Place names of county make interesting story". Ludington Daily News. p. 7. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Focus on our history: How county was named". Ludington Daily News. October 3, 1987. p. 2. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  5. ^ "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. 32 Michigan. Retrieved April 12, 2020.