Chikaming Township, Michigan

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Chikaming Township, Michigan
—  Township  —
Lake Michigan from the beach at Harbert
Chikaming Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Chikaming Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 41°51′54″N 86°38′10″W / 41.86500°N 86.63611°W / 41.86500; -86.63611Coordinates: 41°51′54″N 86°38′10″W / 41.86500°N 86.63611°W / 41.86500; -86.63611
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyBerrien
Area
 • Total22.1 sq mi (57.3 km2)
 • Land22.1 sq mi (57.1 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation640 ft (195 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total3,678
 • Density166.7/sq mi (64.4/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code26-15480[1]
GNIS feature ID1626076[2]
Websitehttp://www.chikamingtownship.org/
 
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Chikaming Township, Michigan
—  Township  —
Lake Michigan from the beach at Harbert
Chikaming Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Chikaming Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 41°51′54″N 86°38′10″W / 41.86500°N 86.63611°W / 41.86500; -86.63611Coordinates: 41°51′54″N 86°38′10″W / 41.86500°N 86.63611°W / 41.86500; -86.63611
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyBerrien
Area
 • Total22.1 sq mi (57.3 km2)
 • Land22.1 sq mi (57.1 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation640 ft (195 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total3,678
 • Density166.7/sq mi (64.4/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code26-15480[1]
GNIS feature ID1626076[2]
Websitehttp://www.chikamingtownship.org/

Chikaming Township is a civil township of Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 3,678. The township is located in the west central portion of the county. Lake Michigan lies to the west, Lake Township is to the north and northeast, Weesaw Township is to the east, Three Oaks Township is to the south, and New Buffalo Township to the southwest.

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History [edit]

Chickaming Township was established in 1856. The first township supervisor was Silas Sawyer.[3]

Communities [edit]

The unincorporated communities of Sawyer, Harbert, and Lakeside are all within the township and Union Pier is partially located in both Chikaming and New Buffalo Township.

Geography [edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.1 square miles (57 km2), of which, 22.1 square miles (57 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.27%) is water.

I-94 passes northeast-southwest through the township, parallel to the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Warren Woods State Park is within the township. The Galien River flows from northeast to southwest through the township.

Demographics [edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,678 people, 1,646 households, and 1,097 families residing in the township. The population density was 166.7 per square mile (64.4/km²). There were 3,473 housing units at an average density of 157.4 per square mile (60.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.70% White, 2.26% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 1,646 households out of which 21.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,778, and the median income for a family was $53,942. Males had a median income of $37,292 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,868. About 2.2% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.

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