Bear Lake Township is a
civil township of Kalkaska
County in the U.S. state of
of the 2000 census
township population was 746.
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 72.4
square miles (187.5 km²), of which, 71.5 square miles
(185.3 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²)
of it (1.19%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 746
people, 340 households, and 227 families residing in the township.
The population density
per square mile (4.0/km²). There were 1,072 housing units at an
average density of 15.0/sq mi (5.8/km²). The racial makeup of
the township was 97.45% White
, 0.27% Native
, 0.13% Asian
1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.27% of the
There were 340 households out of which 18.5% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married
living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 25.9% of all
households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.60.
In the township the population was spread out with 17.0% under the
age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45
to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $36,875, and
the median income for a family was $38,289. Males had a median
income of $29,821 versus $21,339 for females. The per capita income
for the township was
$17,570. About 8.1% of families and 8.9% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 11.9%
of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.