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Sweetwater township, MI map Land area: 35.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 238 (all rural)
Males: 126  (52.9%)
Females: 112  (47.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 238 (219 owner occupied, 19 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

26%


Races in Sweetwater township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.3%
  • Black: 2.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 2.5%

Median age of males: 52.5
Median age of females: 52.0

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Average household size: 2.05

Sweetwater township:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.51

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,394 ($30,000 in 1999)
This township:

$30,394
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $220 (lower quartile is $210, upper quartile is $231)
Here:

$220
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $64,326 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Sweetwater township:

$64,326
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $14,134 - $93,681

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $155,944
Here:

$155,944
State:

$168,888

Mobile homes: $46,085
Here:

$46,085
State:

$39,606
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.0%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sweetwater township: Pere Marquette Campground (A), Timber Creek Campground (B), Wingleton Station (C), Branch Station (D), Branch (E), Upper Branch Bridge Access (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Historical Cemetery (1), McPherson Cemetery (2), Sweetwater Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Nugent Lake (A), Pine Island Lake (B), Railroad Lake (C), Ward Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Kinney Creek (A), Sweetwater Creek (B), Tank Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (0% naturalized citizens)

Sweetwater township:  1.3%
State:  5.3%

71% of Sweetwater township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 0% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 71
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 12
  • South: 0
  • West: 0

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Sweetwater township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 40
  • Mobile homes: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,500


Housing units in Sweetwater township with a mortgage: 9 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 9
  • 1970 to 1979: 2
  • 1960 to 1969: 0
  • 1950 to 1959: 9
  • 1940 to 1949: 3
  • 1939 or earlier: 19

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

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

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 2
  • 3 bedrooms: 16
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sweetwater township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 10
  • 2 vehicles: 11
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

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

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (24%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (18%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (8%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (35%)
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (5%)
  • Gasoline stations (5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (16%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Financial managers (5%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (14%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Sweetwater township:

  • German (50.0%)
  • Norwegian (38.5%)
  • Scottish (3.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.6%)
  • Scandinavian (2.6%)
  • Swedish (2.6%)

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

  • Canada (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 27 (75%)
  • Walked: 4 (11%)
  • Other means: 1 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 4 (11%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (49%)

97.8% of residents of Sweetwater township speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 90
  • In family households: 80 (26 male householders, 0 female householders)
    23 spouses, 31 children (20 natural, 3 adopted, 8 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10 (4 male householders (4 living alone)), 6 female householders (6 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 12 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 8 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 10 1-person,

28 married couples with children.
2 single-parent households (0 men, 2 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%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Sweetwater township:

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