The township is rural with the
population living mostly around the lakes and the unincorporated town of
Decades ago the township was home
to many summer resorts, though they're now all gone, but there are still many
seasonal residents living in private summer cottages. The CSX has a line that
goes through in a north-south direction. It also carries Amtrak traffic,
but does not stop. No major highways go through
The first settlers arrived in
1844, with lumbermen following in 1858. The township was a portion of
According to the United States
Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 93.5 km˛ (36.1 mi˛). 91.5
km˛ (35.3 mi˛) of it is land and 2.0 km˛ (0.8 mi˛) of it (2.16%) is water.
As of the 2010 census, there were
4,015 people, 1,329 households, 1,010 families residing in the township and 1,940 housing units. The racial makeup of the
township was 63.6% White, 27.9% Hispanic, 4.6% African American, 1.3% Native American,
0.2% Asian, and 2.6% from two or more races.
The median income for a household
in the township was $41,218, and the median income for a family was $40,043.
Males had a median income of $31,786 versus $24,531 for females. The per
capita income for the township was $13,970. About 25% of families and 35.4%
of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.5% of those under
age 18 and 7.9% of those ages 65 or over.
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