Sherman Township, Keweenaw County, Michigan

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Sherman Township, Michigan
Township
Fire Station
Sherman Township, Keweenaw County, Michigan is located in Michigan
Sherman Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 47°14′24″N 88°13′58″W / 47.24000°N 88.23278°W / 47.24000; -88.23278Coordinates: 47°14′24″N 88°13′58″W / 47.24000°N 88.23278°W / 47.24000; -88.23278
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyKeweenaw
Area
 • Total69.3 sq mi (179.4 km2)
 • Land65.1 sq mi (168.6 km2)
 • Water4.2 sq mi (10.8 km2)
Elevation778 ft (237 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total60
 • Density0.9/sq mi (0.4/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code26-73220[1]
GNIS feature ID1627074[2]
 
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Sherman Township, Michigan
Township
Fire Station
Sherman Township, Keweenaw County, Michigan is located in Michigan
Sherman Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 47°14′24″N 88°13′58″W / 47.24000°N 88.23278°W / 47.24000; -88.23278Coordinates: 47°14′24″N 88°13′58″W / 47.24000°N 88.23278°W / 47.24000; -88.23278
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyKeweenaw
Area
 • Total69.3 sq mi (179.4 km2)
 • Land65.1 sq mi (168.6 km2)
 • Water4.2 sq mi (10.8 km2)
Elevation778 ft (237 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total60
 • Density0.9/sq mi (0.4/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code26-73220[1]
GNIS feature ID1627074[2]

Sherman Township is a civil township of Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 60.

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Geography[edit source | edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 69.3 square miles (179.4 km²), of which, 65.1 square miles (168.6 km²) of it is land and 4.2 square miles (10.8 km²) of it (6.03%) is water.

Demographics[edit source | edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 60 people, 34 households, and 14 families residing in the township. The population density was 0.9 per square mile (0.4/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 1.7 per square mile (0.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.33% White, and 1.67% from two or more races. 46.2% were of Finnish, 11.5% Irish, 7.7% French, 5.8% Dutch, 5.8% German, 5.8% Polish, 5.8% Scandinavian, and 5.8% Slavic ancestry.

There were 34 households out of which 11.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.4% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 58.8% were non-families. 58.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.76 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the township the population was spread out with 15.0% under the age of 18, 1.7% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 33.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 122.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,000, and the median income for a family was $45,833. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,989. There were no families and 12.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 23.8% of those over 64.

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References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sherman Township, Keweenaw County, Michigan
  3. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 107
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hebards, Michigan
  5. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.