Almira Township is a
civil township of Benzie
County in the U.S. state of
of the 2000 census
township population was 2,811.
village of Lake
Ann is within the township, which is in the northeast
corner of the county.
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 36.0
square miles (93.3 km²), of which, 33.8 square miles
(87.5 km²) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²)
of it (6.16%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 2,811
people, 1,054 households, and 808 families residing in the
township. The population density
was 83.2 per square mile (32.1/km²). There were 1,320 housing units
at an average density of 39.0/sq mi (15.1/km²). The racial
makeup of the township was 97.69% White
, 0.21% African American
, 0.25% from other races
, and 1.17% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 1.14%
of the population.
There were 1,054 households out of which 38.8% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples
living together, 7.7% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families.
17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the township the population was spread out with 27.7% under the
age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45
to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $46,389, and
the median income for a family was $49,024. Males had a median
income of $33,164 versus $25,759 for females. The per capita income
for the township was
$20,137. About 3.3% of families and 4.0% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 3.2%
of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.