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Ishpeming township, MI map Land area: 86.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 5.0 sq. mi.
Population: 3,522 (83% urban, 17% rural)
Males: 1,712  (48.6%)
Females: 1,810  (51.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,409 (3,213 owner occupied, 196 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

6%
State:

26%


Races in Ishpeming township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.2%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 42.5
Median age of females: 42.9

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Average household size: 2.53

Ishpeming township:

2.5 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.90

Estimated median household income in 2009: $76,148 ($65,583 in 1999)
This township:

$76,148
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $493 (lower quartile is $483, upper quartile is $516)
Here:

$493
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $188,813 (it was $112,900 in 2000)
Ishpeming township:

$188,813
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $104,035 - $221,947

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $230,618
Here:

$230,618
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $38,343
Here:

$38,343
State:

$147,658

Mobile homes: $185,740
Here:

$185,740
State:

$39,606
Population density: 41 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

1.9%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

1.9%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: West Ishpeming.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: North Star Camp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Ishpeming township: Temple Beth Sholom (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Cooper Lake (A), Big Mud Lake (B), Bear Lake (C), Silver Mine Lakes (D), Deer Lake (E), Dead River Storage Basin (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Barnhardt Creek (A), Willow Creek (B), Zhulkie Creek (C), Big Pup Creek (D), Gold Mine Creek (E), Boise Creek (F), Little Dead River (G), Little Pup Creek (H), Carp Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 8 (50% naturalized citizens)

Ishpeming township:  0.2%
State:  5.3%

79% of Ishpeming township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 290
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 219
  • South: 29
  • West: 26

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,000


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.9%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

108 people in nursing homes
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 196
  • One, attached: 4
  • Mobile homes: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $129,200


Housing units in Ishpeming township with a mortgage: 84 (11 second mortgage, 13 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 37

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 26
  • 1980 to 1989: 35
  • 1970 to 1979: 45
  • 1960 to 1969: 21
  • 1950 to 1959: 17
  • 1940 to 1949: 11
  • 1939 or earlier: 48

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 7
  • 5 rooms: 46
  • 6 rooms: 38
  • 7 rooms: 32
  • 8 rooms: 27
  • 9 or more rooms: 36

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 19
  • 3 bedrooms: 90
  • 4 bedrooms: 47
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 28

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ishpeming township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 9
  • 3 bedrooms: 0
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 18
  • 2 vehicles: 62
  • 3 vehicles: 81
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 3
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Food and beverage stores (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Computer specialists (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Engineers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Ishpeming township:

  • German (30.1%)
  • United States or American (22.0%)
  • Irish (14.3%)
  • English (10.4%)
  • Polish (7.2%)
  • Dutch (4.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.7%)

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

  • Germany (50%)
  • Netherlands (50%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 268 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 18 (6%)
  • Walked: 2 (1%)
  • Other means: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 29 (9%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

108 people in nursing homes
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

98.3% of residents of Ishpeming township speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 578
  • In family households: 544 (162 male householders, 7 female householders)
    168 spouses, 198 children (189 natural, 2 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 0 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 34 (17 male householders (16 living alone)), 11 female householders (8 living alone)), 6 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 70 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 21 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 24 1-person, 4 2-persons,

638 married couples with children.
129 single-parent households (30 men, 99 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

15.6%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

15.0%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

50.0%
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 Ishpeming township:

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