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Union township, MI map Land area: 35.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 417 (all rural)
Males: 231  (55.4%)
Females: 186  (44.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 412 (387 owner occupied, 25 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

6%
State:

26%


Races in Union township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%

Median age of males: 38.4
Median age of females: 39.2

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Average household size: 2.62

Union township:

2.6 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.04

Estimated median household income in 2009: $58,852 ($51,250 in 1999)
This township:

$58,852
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $507 (lower quartile is $389, upper quartile is $559)
Here:

$507
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $178,394 (it was $130,000 in 2000)
Union township:

$178,394
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $131,926 - $283,937

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $201,467
Here:

$201,467
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $386,931
Here:

$386,931
State:

$147,658

Mobile homes: $95,223
Here:

$95,223
State:

$39,606
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

11.0%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

9.3%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Union township: Scheck's Place State Forest Campground (A), Forks State Forest Campground (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes: Twin Lake (A), Parsons Lake (B), Muncie Lake (C), Grass Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Twentytwo Creek (A), Taylor Creek (B), South Branch Boardman River (C), Carpenter Creek (D), North Branch Boardman River (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Union township: Fife Lake Union District Number One Schoolhouse Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

51% of Union township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 90% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 379
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 8
  • South: 7
  • West: 14

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $112,500

Union township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

5 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 181
  • One, attached: 2
  • 3 or 4: 2
  • Mobile homes: 27
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $39,600


Housing units in Union township with a mortgage: 46 (3 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 11
  • 1995 to 1998: 22
  • 1990 to 1994: 15
  • 1980 to 1989: 37
  • 1970 to 1979: 70
  • 1960 to 1969: 12
  • 1950 to 1959: 17
  • 1940 to 1949: 8
  • 1939 or earlier: 22

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

  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 16
  • 5 rooms: 31
  • 6 rooms: 30
  • 7 rooms: 29
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 37
  • 3 bedrooms: 66
  • 4 bedrooms: 17
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 26
  • 2 vehicles: 79
  • 3 vehicles: 25
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 4
  • 2 vehicles: 1
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Union township:

  • English (26.1%)
  • German (23.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (7.7%)
  • Polish (6.0%)
  • United States or American (6.0%)
  • Irish (4.9%)
  • French Canadian (4.6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 188 (90%)
  • Carpooled: 13 (6%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 5 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

5 people in other group homes

96.6% of residents of Union township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 406
  • In family households: 356 (92 male householders, 13 female householders)
    97 spouses, 134 children (122 natural, 3 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 3 other relatives, 11 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 50 (32 male householders (26 living alone)), 4 female householders (4 living alone)), 14 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 42 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 25 4-persons, 16 5-persons, 4 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 30 1-person, 4 3-persons, 2 4-persons,

86 married couples with children.
13 single-parent households (5 men, 8 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

6.9%
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: 3
Here:

17.6%
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 Union township:

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