Pere Marquette Charter Township, Michigan

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Pere Marquette Township, Michigan
Charter Township of Pere Marquette
Location within Mason County
Location within Mason County
Pere Marquette Township is located in Michigan
Pere Marquette Township
Pere Marquette Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°56′41″N 86°25′39″W / 43.94472°N 86.42750°W / 43.94472; -86.42750Coordinates: 43°56′41″N 86°25′39″W / 43.94472°N 86.42750°W / 43.94472; -86.42750
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorGerald Bleau
 • ClerkRachelle Enbody
 • Total15.75 sq mi (40.8 km2)
 • Land14.09 sq mi (36.5 km2)
 • Water1.66 sq mi (4.3 km2)
584 ft (178 m)
 • Total2,366
 • Density167.9/sq mi (64.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49431 (Ludington)
Area code(s)231
FIPS code26-63600[1]
GNIS feature ID1626894[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Pere Marquette Charter Township is a charter township of Mason County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,366 at the 2010 census.

The township was named for French explorer Pere Marquette.[3] The township surrounds the city of Ludington on Lake Michigan, but both are administered autonomously.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.75 square miles (40.79 km2), of which 14.09 square miles (36.49 km2) is land and 1.66 square miles (4.30 km2) (10.54%) is water.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,228 people, 858 households, and 665 families residing in the township. The population density was 158.0 per square mile (61.0/km2). There were 1,403 housing units at an average density of 99.5 per square mile (38.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.81% White, 0.13% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.

There were 858 households, out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,432, and the median income for a family was $51,078. Males had a median income of $43,125 versus $23,594 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,160. About 2.7% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pere Marquette Charter Township, Michigan
  3. ^ "Focus on our history: How county was named". Ludington Daily News. October 3, 1987. p. 2. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Michigan: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. 32 Michigan. Retrieved April 12, 2020.