Escanaba Township, Michigan

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Escanaba Township, Michigan
Location within Delta County
Location within Delta County
Escanaba Township is located in Michigan
Escanaba Township
Escanaba Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Escanaba Township is located in the United States
Escanaba Township
Escanaba Township
Escanaba Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 45°50′00″N 87°07′08″W / 45.83333°N 87.11889°W / 45.83333; -87.11889Coordinates: 45°50′00″N 87°07′08″W / 45.83333°N 87.11889°W / 45.83333; -87.11889
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorTom Rymkos
 • TreasurerKim Knauf-Wyckoff
 • ClerkPat Beauchamp
 • Total60.3 sq mi (156.2 km2)
 • Land59.6 sq mi (154.3 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
774 ft (236 m)
 • Total3,482
 • Density58.4/sq mi (22.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
49818, 49829, 49837
Area code(s)906
FIPS code26-26380[1]
GNIS feature ID1626248[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Escanaba Township is a civil township of Delta County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,482 at the 2010 census, down from 3,587 at the 2000 census.

The City of Escanaba is south of the township but is administratively autonomous. Both are named for the Escanaba River.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 60.3 square miles (156 km2), of which 59.6 square miles (154 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (1.24%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,587 people, 1,290 households, and 1,038 families residing in the township. The population density was 60.2 per square mile (23.2/km2). There were 1,398 housing units at an average density of 23.5 per square mile (9.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.88% White, 1.45% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20% of the population.

There were 1,290 households, out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,730, and the median income for a family was $48,839. Males had a median income of $41,227 versus $22,952 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,454. About 3.5% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Escanaba Township, Michigan
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chandler, Michigan
  4. ^ Romig 1986, p. 109.
  5. ^ Land Atlas and Plat Book, Delta County, Michigan 2004-2005. Rockford, Illinois: Rockford Map Publishers, Inc. 2004–2005. p. 21.


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.