Rockland Township, Michigan

Rockland Township, Michigan
Rockland Township, Michigan

Location within the state of Michigan

Coordinates: 46°43′18″N 89°12′43″W / 46.72167°N 89.21194°W / 46.72167; -89.21194Coordinates: 46°43′18″N 89°12′43″W / 46.72167°N 89.21194°W / 46.72167; -89.21194
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ontonagon
  Total 93.8 sq mi (243.0 km2)
  Land 92.8 sq mi (240.3 km2)
  Water 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Population (2000)
  Total 324
  Density 3.5/sq mi (1.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49912 (Bruce Crossing),
49925 (Ewen),
49953 (Ontonagon),
49960 (Rockland)
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-69140[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626992[2]

Rockland Township is a civil township of Ontonagon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 324 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 93.8 square miles (243 km2), of which 92.8 square miles (240 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (1.09%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 324 people, 134 households, and 90 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.5 per square mile (1.3/km²). There were 215 housing units at an average density of 2.3 per square mile (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.84% White, 0.31% African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.62% Asian, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 134 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,250, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,319. About 2.4% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people


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