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Almira township, MI map Land area: 33.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.
Population: 2,811 (all rural)
Males: 1,384  (49.2%)
Females: 1,427  (50.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,811 (2,587 owner occupied, 224 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

26%


Races in Almira township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.9%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 35.7
Median age of females: 35.6

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Average household size: 2.67

Almira township:

2.7 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.03

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,999 ($46,389 in 1999)
This township:

$46,999
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $636 (lower quartile is $534, upper quartile is $675)
Here:

$636
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $167,829 (it was $120,500 in 2000)
Almira township:

$167,829
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $109,055 - $204,725

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $176,884
Here:

$176,884
State:

$168,888

In 2-unit structures: $69,483
Here:

$69,483
State:

$101,322

Mobile homes: $113,566
Here:

$113,566
State:

$39,606
Population density: 83 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.0%
Whole state:

10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Lake Ann.


Click to draw/clear Almira township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Almira township: Lake Ann Campground (A), Mistwood Golf Course (B), Baptist Camp (C), Lake Ann Camp (D), Almira Township Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Almira township include: Almira Church (A), Woodside Wesleyan Church (B), Bear Lake Christian Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Green Briar Cemetery (1), Lake Ann Cemetery (2), Almira Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Marys Lake (A), Ransom Lake (B), Lower Woodcock Lake (C), Upper Woodcock Lake (D), Lake View (E), Pikes Lake (F), Garey Lake (G), Pearl Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Almira township: Pearl Lake Natural Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 40 (55% naturalized citizens)

Almira township:  1.4%
State:  5.3%

55% of Almira township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 89% lived in Michigan.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 2363
  • Northeast: 41
  • Midwest: 181
  • South: 119
  • West: 85

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,000

Almira township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,248
  • Two: 18
  • Mobile homes: 56
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 11

Median worth of mobile homes: $72,900


Housing units in Almira township with a mortgage: 604 (31 second mortgage, 85 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 188

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 109
  • 1995 to 1998: 237
  • 1990 to 1994: 219
  • 1980 to 1989: 189
  • 1970 to 1979: 275
  • 1960 to 1969: 96
  • 1950 to 1959: 76
  • 1940 to 1949: 38
  • 1939 or earlier: 94

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Almira township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 30
  • 4 rooms: 106
  • 5 rooms: 270
  • 6 rooms: 300
  • 7 rooms: 120
  • 8 rooms: 98
  • 9 or more rooms: 56

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Almira township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 33
  • 5 rooms: 14
  • 6 rooms: 6
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Almira township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 21
  • 2 bedrooms: 230
  • 3 bedrooms: 619
  • 4 bedrooms: 95
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 17

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Almira township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 46
  • 3 bedrooms: 10
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Almira township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 216
  • 2 vehicles: 553
  • 3 vehicles: 152
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Cars and other vehicles available in Almira township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 51
  • 2 vehicles: 22
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (22%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Almira township:

  • German (26.7%)
  • English (10.3%)
  • Irish (9.8%)
  • Polish (7.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.4%)
  • United States or American (5.2%)
  • Scottish (4.8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Greece (38%)
  • Canada (20%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Russia (10%)
  • Iraq (10%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,200 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 150 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (1%)
  • Walked: 27 (2%)
  • Other means: 3 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 41 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

96.7% of residents of Almira township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English not well).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 12% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,843
  • In family households: 2,536 (680 male householders, 142 female householders)
    707 spouses, 925 children (852 natural, 30 adopted, 43 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 26 other relatives, 32 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 307 (130 male householders (111 living alone)), 118 female householders (79 living alone)), 59 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 350 2-persons, 176 3-persons, 204 4-persons, 63 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 190 1-person, 52 2-persons, 6 3-persons,

625 married couples with children.
123 single-parent households (35 men, 88 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 80
Here:

20.0%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

9.7%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Almira township:

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