Banks Township, Michigan


Banks Township, Michigan

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Banks Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
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pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Michigan
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Antrim

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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
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population_total = 1813
population_density_km2 = 15.6
population_density_sq_mi = 40.3

timezone = Eastern (EST)
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elevation_m = 224
elevation_ft = 735
latd = 45 |latm = 09 |lats = 40 |latNS = N
longd = 85 |longm = 18 |longs = 23 |longEW = W
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Banks Township is a civil township of Antrim County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,813.

Communities

*Atwood is an unincorporated community at 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 Cooper and in 1942 starring John Wayne.
*Ellsworth is a village on the east side of the township.

Geography

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.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,813 people, 675 households, and 517 families residing in the township. The population density was 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 income for 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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