Duncan Township, Michigan

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Duncan Township, Michigan
Location within Houghton County
Location within Houghton County
Duncan Township is located in Michigan
Duncan Township
Duncan Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°29′42″N 88°50′09″W / 46.49500°N 88.83583°W / 46.49500; -88.83583Coordinates: 46°29′42″N 88°50′09″W / 46.49500°N 88.83583°W / 46.49500; -88.83583
CountryUnited States
 • Total177.6 sq mi (459.9 km2)
 • Land176.5 sq mi (457.1 km2)
 • Water1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
1,280 ft (390 m)
 • Total280
 • Density1.6/sq mi (0.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49961, 49967, 49970
Area code(s)906
FIPS code26-23340[1]
GNIS feature ID1626195[2]

Duncan Township is a civil township of Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 280.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 177.6 square miles (460 km2), of which 176.5 square miles (457 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.63%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 280 people, 146 households, and 83 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.6 per square mile (0.6/km²). There were 399 housing units at an average density of 2.3 per square mile (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.36% White, 1.07% Native American, 2.14% Asian, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population. 24.2% were of Finnish, 16.1% English, 10.0% French, 10.0% Swedish, 7.1% German, 6.2% Irish and 5.7% United States or American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 146 households out of which 14.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.50.

In the township the population was spread out with 13.2% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 17.9% from 25 to 44, 37.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females, there were 117.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,625, and the median income for a family was $30,192. Males had a median income of $30,750 versus $26,667 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,484. About 17.4% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.1% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Duncan Township, Michigan". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ Demographic Profile, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census
  4. ^ "Kenton, Michigan". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  5. ^ 49967 5-Digit ZCTA, 499 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census 2000
  6. ^ DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000, American Factfinder
  7. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  8. ^ Houghton County (pdf) (Map). Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
  9. ^ ZIP Code Lookup, United States Post Office