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Wells township, MI map Land area: 154.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 292 (all rural)
Males: 149  (51.0%)
Females: 143  (49.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 292 (271 owner occupied, 21 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

7%
State:

26%


Races in Wells township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 40.0
Median age of females: 38.6

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Average household size: 2.45

Wells township:

2.5 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.06

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,562 ($28,906 in 1999)
This township:

$33,562
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $280 (lower quartile is $250, upper quartile is $307)
Here:

$280
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $114,224 (it was $68,300 in 2000)
Wells township:

$114,224
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,758 - $129,958

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $97,192
Here:

$97,192
State:

$168,888

Mobile homes: $96,974
Here:

$96,974
State:

$39,606
Population density: 2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

9.3%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

5.2%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Wells Township Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Riverview Cemetery (1), Forest Home Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Blairs Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Elie Creek (A), West Branch Escanaba River (B), Tom Doe Creek (C), Leisner Creek (D), Lindsey Creek (E), Lone Pine Creek (F), Chynes Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

81% of Wells township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 225
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 43
  • South: 2
  • West: 2
Wells township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 333
  • One, attached: 6
  • Mobile homes: 54
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $45,000


Housing units in Wells township with a mortgage: 8 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 32
  • 1990 to 1994: 27
  • 1980 to 1989: 42
  • 1970 to 1979: 94
  • 1960 to 1969: 53
  • 1950 to 1959: 29
  • 1940 to 1949: 57
  • 1939 or earlier: 61

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 25
  • 5 rooms: 18
  • 6 rooms: 24
  • 7 rooms: 12
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 28
  • 3 bedrooms: 34
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wells township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 9
  • 3 bedrooms: 7
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 24
  • 2 vehicles: 42
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 5
  • 2 vehicles: 9
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Repair and maintenance (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Rail transportation (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (7%)
  • Wood products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (17%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Wells township:

  • Finnish (17.0%)
  • German (11.1%)
  • Irish (8.5%)
  • Dutch (8.1%)
  • English (7.7%)
  • French (except Basque) (7.7%)
  • Belgian (6.8%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 85 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 11 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (2%)
  • Walked: 10 (8%)
  • Worked at home: 12 (10%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Wood (16%)

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 272
  • In family households: 226 (57 male householders, 19 female householders)
    61 spouses, 82 children (74 natural, 6 adopted, 2 stepchildren), 1 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 46 (23 male householders (19 living alone)), 12 female householders (10 living alone)), 11 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 36 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 11 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 29 1-person, 4 2-persons, 2 3-persons,

55 married couples with children.
8 single-parent households (2 men, 6 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: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Wells township:

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