Lake Township, Benzie County, Michigan
official_name = Lake Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 91.0
area_land_km2 = 61.3
area_water_km2 = 29.7
area_total_sq_mi = 35.1
area_land_sq_mi = 23.7
area_water_sq_mi = 11.5
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 635
population_density_km2 = 10.4
population_density_sq_mi = 26.8
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 182
elevation_ft = 597
latd = 44 |latm = 41 |lats = 56 |latNS = N
longd = 86 |longm = 8 |longs = 17 |longEW = W
Lake Township is a
civil townshipof Benzie County in the U.S. stateof Michigan. The population was 635 at the 2000 census. The township is irregularly shaped, following the shore of Lake Michiganfrom Crystal Lake north to Leelanau County. A portion of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshoreis located in the northern end of the township.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.1 square miles (91.0 km²), of which, 23.7 square miles (61.3 km²) of it is land and 11.5 square miles (29.7 km²) of it (32.64%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 635 people, 318 households, and 227 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 26.8 per square mile (10.4/km²). There were 1,106 housing units at an average density of 46.7/sq mi (18.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.43% White, 0.79% Native American, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.
There were 318 households out of which 10.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 1.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.32.
In the township the population was spread out with 9.4% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 12.9% from 25 to 44, 35.9% from 45 to 64, and 39.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 61 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $46,979, and the median income for a family was $53,194. Males had a median income of $46,250 versus $32,083 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $31,021. About 0.9% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 0.8% of those age 65 or over.
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