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Powell township, MI map Land area: 154.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 8.1 sq. mi.
Population: 724 (all rural)
Males: 382  (52.8%)
Females: 342  (47.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 724 (656 owner occupied, 68 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

26%


Races in Powell township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.9%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.7%

Median age of males: 46.1
Median age of females: 45.0

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Average household size: 2.17

Powell township:

2.2 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.61

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,242 ($34,659 in 1999)
This township:

$40,242
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $356 (lower quartile is $292, upper quartile is $499)
Here:

$356
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $126,600 (it was $75,700 in 2000)
Powell township:

$126,600
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,428 - $195,196

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $152,069
Here:

$152,069
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,492,309
Here:

$1,492,309
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $1,418,566
Here:

$1,418,566
State:

$101,322

Mobile homes: $95,441
Here:

$95,441
State:

$39,606
Population density: 5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

8.1%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

2.9%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Big Bay.


Click to draw/clear Powell township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Powell township: Eliason Camp (A), Bay Cliff Health Camp (B), Elmblad Camp (C), Sirard Camp (D), Powell Township Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Station 2 Halfway (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes: Trout Lake (A), Regan Lake (B), Dutch Johns Pond (C), Brandts Pond (D), Third Lake (E), Pine Lake (F), Lily Pond (G), Ives Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Elm Creek (A), Yellow Dog River (B), Big Garlic River (C), Birch Creek (D), Johnson Creek (E), Iron River (F), Fisher Creek (G), Sullivan Creek (H), Wilson Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (33% naturalized citizens)

Powell township:  0.4%
State:  5.3%

66% of Powell 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, 64% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 567
  • Northeast: 13
  • Midwest: 111
  • South: 15
  • West: 14

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $75,000

Powell township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 710
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 4
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • Mobile homes: 96
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $62,800


Housing units in Powell township with a mortgage: 103 (7 second mortgage, 16 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 92

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 8
  • 1995 to 1998: 54
  • 1990 to 1994: 59
  • 1980 to 1989: 89
  • 1970 to 1979: 174
  • 1960 to 1969: 102
  • 1950 to 1959: 95
  • 1940 to 1949: 82
  • 1939 or earlier: 159

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

  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 71
  • 5 rooms: 79
  • 6 rooms: 62
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9 or more rooms: 16

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 11
  • 5 rooms: 6
  • 6 rooms: 1
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 1
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 33
  • 2 bedrooms: 96
  • 3 bedrooms: 120
  • 4 bedrooms: 29
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 11

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Powell township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 20
  • 3 bedrooms: 7
  • 4 bedrooms: 1
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 72
  • 2 vehicles: 148
  • 3 vehicles: 53
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 9
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (33%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (2%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Powell township:

  • German (16.3%)
  • French (except Basque) (11.4%)
  • Irish (10.5%)
  • French Canadian (9.0%)
  • English (8.8%)
  • United States or American (7.5%)
  • Finnish (6.5%)

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

  • Canada (67%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 202 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 45 (15%)
  • Walked: 34 (11%)
  • Other means: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 16 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Wood (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

98.6% of residents of Powell township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 723
  • In family households: 598 (183 male householders, 38 female householders)
    196 spouses, 164 children (135 natural, 7 adopted, 22 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 1 other relatives, 7 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 125 (83 male householders (71 living alone)), 25 female householders (23 living alone)), 17 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 132 2-persons, 43 3-persons, 34 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 2 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 94 1-person, 12 2-persons, 2 4-persons,

86 married couples with children.
29 single-parent households (19 men, 10 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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: 2
Here:

11.1%
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 Powell township:

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