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Ely township, MI map Land area: 137.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.9 sq. mi.
Population: 2,010 (all rural)
Males: 1,035  (51.5%)
Females: 975  (48.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,010 (1,885 owner occupied, 125 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

6%
State:

26%


Races in Ely township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.5%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 36.8
Median age of females: 36.3

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Average household size: 2.77

Ely township:

2.8 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.16

Estimated median household income in 2009: $49,144 ($42,326 in 1999)
This township:

$49,144
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $401 (lower quartile is $318, upper quartile is $539)
Here:

$401
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $112,050 (it was $67,000 in 2000)
Ely township:

$112,050
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,807 - $146,526

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $123,015
Here:

$123,015
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $77,600
Here:

$77,600
State:

$147,658

Mobile homes: $61,546
Here:

$61,546
State:

$39,606
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

5.1%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

1.7%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Ely township: Greenwood Station (A), Diorite Station (B), Wawonowin Golf Course (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Clarksburg Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lowmoor Lake (A), Little Perch Lake (B), Perch Lake (C), Penglase Lake (D), Little Chabeneau Lake (E), North Lake (F), Johnson Lake (G), Island Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: West Branch Middle Branch Escanaba River (A), Bell Creek (B), Black River (C), Brown Creek (D), Larson Creek (E), Rocky Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 15 (47% naturalized citizens)

Ely township:  0.7%
State:  5.3%

73% of Ely township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 1754
  • Northeast: 14
  • Midwest: 144
  • South: 30
  • West: 33

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $50,000


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 951
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 1
  • Mobile homes: 147

Median worth of mobile homes: $31,400


Housing units in Ely township with a mortgage: 234 (8 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 175

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 10
  • 1995 to 1998: 65
  • 1990 to 1994: 77
  • 1980 to 1989: 145
  • 1970 to 1979: 301
  • 1960 to 1969: 134
  • 1950 to 1959: 161
  • 1940 to 1949: 84
  • 1939 or earlier: 126

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 20
  • 4 rooms: 103
  • 5 rooms: 193
  • 6 rooms: 169
  • 7 rooms: 76
  • 8 rooms: 39
  • 9 or more rooms: 43

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 13
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 36
  • 2 bedrooms: 159
  • 3 bedrooms: 353
  • 4 bedrooms: 99
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 11

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ely township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 29
  • 3 bedrooms: 12
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 106
  • 2 vehicles: 302
  • 3 vehicles: 183
  • 4 vehicles: 35
  • 5 or more vehicles: 23

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 27
  • 2 vehicles: 16
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (37%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (24%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (14%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Ely township:

  • Finnish (36.2%)
  • English (9.7%)
  • German (9.3%)
  • French (except Basque) (8.3%)
  • Italian (6.2%)
  • Irish (5.6%)
  • Swedish (5.5%)

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

  • Other Northern Europe (33%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Italy (13%)
  • Philippines (13%)
  • Canada (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 769 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 116 (12%)
  • Walked: 15 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 34 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26%)
  • Utility gas (18%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Electricity (5%)

96.4% of residents of Ely township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
1.9% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,998
  • In family households: 1,805 (501 male householders, 57 female householders)
    508 spouses, 666 children (611 natural, 17 adopted, 38 stepchildren), 13 grandchildren, 10 brothers or sisters, 16 parents, 5 other relatives, 29 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 193 (101 male householders (77 living alone)), 55 female householders (54 living alone)), 37 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 242 2-persons, 110 3-persons, 122 4-persons, 52 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 131 1-person, 17 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 5 4-persons,

473 married couples with children.
54 single-parent households (21 men, 33 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

1.9%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

9.1%
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 Ely township:

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