- Banks Township, Michigan
official_name = Banks Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 132.7
area_land_km2 = 116.6
area_water_km2 = 16.1
area_total_sq_mi = 51.2
area_land_sq_mi = 45.0
area_water_sq_mi = 6.2
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1813
population_density_km2 = 15.6
population_density_sq_mi = 40.3
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 224
elevation_ft = 735
latd = 45 |latm = 09 |lats = 40 |latNS = N
longd = 85 |longm = 18 |longs = 23 |longEW = W
coordinates_type = region:US-MI_type:adm2nd_source:GNIS
Banks Township is a
civil townshipof Antrim County in the U.S. stateof Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,813.
*Atwood is an
unincorporated communityat coord|45|10|45|N|85|20|43|W|region:US-MI_type:city_scale:30000_source:GNIS|name=Atwood, Michigan at the junction of country road C-48 and US 31. [gnis|620314|Atwood, Michigan] Atwood was a lumber settlement with a post office operating from 1868 until 1905.cite book | last = Romig | first = Walter | authorlink=Walter Romig | year = 1986 | title = Michigan Place Names | origyear= 1973 | publisher = Wayne State University Press | location = Detroit, Michigan | id = ISBN 0-8143-1838-X] [gnis|2463634|Atwood Post Office (historical)] Atwood is the birthplace of the writer Rex Beach, best known for his 1906 novel " The Spoilers", which was made into a movie five times, most notably in 1930 starring Gary Cooperand in 1942 starring John Wayne.
*Ellsworth is a village on the east side of the township.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 51.2 square miles (132.7 km²), of which, 45.0 square miles (116.5 km²) of it is land and 6.2 square miles (16.1 km²) of it (12.16%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,813 people, 675 households, and 517 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 40.3 per square mile (15.6/km²). There were 995 housing units at an average density of 22.1/sq mi (8.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.79% White, 0.17% African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.
There were 675 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the township the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $41,500, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $35,481 versus $25,417 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $17,378. About 5.4% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.
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