Oliver Township, Huron County, Michigan

Coordinates: 43°48′56″N 83°10′49″W / 43.81556°N 83.18028°W / 43.81556; -83.18028
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Oliver Township, Michigan
Location within Huron County (red) and the administered village of Elkton (pink)
Location within Huron County (red) and the administered village of Elkton (pink)
Oliver Township is located in Michigan
Oliver Township
Oliver Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Oliver Township is located in the United States
Oliver Township
Oliver Township
Oliver Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 43°48′56″N 83°10′49″W / 43.81556°N 83.18028°W / 43.81556; -83.18028
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorLarry Krohn
 • Total35.4 sq mi (91.6 km2)
 • Land35.3 sq mi (91.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
650 ft (198 m)
 • Total1,626
 • Density46.1/sq mi (17.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48413, 48731, 48755
Area code989
FIPS code26-60520[1]
GNIS feature ID1626842[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Oliver Township is a civil township of Huron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,626 at the 2000 census.


Oliver Township was established in 1877.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.3 square miles (91.6 km2), of which 35.3 square miles (91.5 km2) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.1 km2) (0.14%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,626 people, 644 households, and 455 families residing in the township. The population density was 46.1 inhabitants per square mile (17.8/km2). There were 690 housing units at an average density of 19.5 per square mile (7.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.29% White, 0.25% African American, 0.31% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.55% of the population.

There were 644 households, out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,315, and the median income for a family was $40,536. Males had a median income of $31,607 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,482. About 11.9% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.1% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest[edit]



  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oliver Township, Huron County, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 179.
  4. ^ The Great Lakes Wiki - Harvest Wind Farm in Huron County, Michigan, accessed 18 January 2010
  5. ^ Wolverine Power Cooperative - Harvest Windfarm, accessed 18 January 2010