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Manistique Township is a civil township of Schoolcraft Countymarker in the U.S. state of Michiganmarker. The population was 1,053 at the 2000 census. The City of Manistiquemarker is located at the southwest corner of the township, but is administratively autonomous.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 153.6 square miles (398.0 km²), of which, 150.3 square miles (389.2 km²) of it is land and 3.4 square miles (8.7 km²) of it (2.19%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,053 people, 411 households, and 309 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.0 per square mile (2.7/km²). There were 606 housing units at an average density of 4.0/sq mi (1.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 83.00% White, 0.09% African American, 11.59% Native American, 1.04% from other races, and 4.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 411 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 105.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $46,667. Males had a median income of $43,000 versus $23,472 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,127. About 9.6% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.


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