Forester Township, Michigan

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Forester Township, Michigan
Forester Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Forester Township, Michigan
Forester Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°31′27″N 82°35′50″W / 43.52417°N 82.59722°W / 43.52417; -82.59722Coordinates: 43°31′27″N 82°35′50″W / 43.52417°N 82.59722°W / 43.52417; -82.59722
CountryUnited States
 • Total25.3 sq mi (65.5 km2)
 • Land25.3 sq mi (65.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
653 ft (199 m)
 • Total1,108
 • Density43.8/sq mi (16.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-29500[1]
GNIS feature ID1626296[2]

Forester Township is a civil township of Sanilac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,108 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 25.3 square miles (66 km2), of which 25.3 square miles (66 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.12%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,108 people, 484 households, and 326 families residing in the township. The population density was 43.8 per square mile (16.9/km²). There were 1,012 housing units at an average density of 40.0 per square mile (15.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.38% White, 0.45% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 484 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,614, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $32,422 versus $21,328 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,573. About 7.0% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Forester Township, Michigan