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Champion Township is a civil township of Marquette County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 297.

Geography Edit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 125.0 square miles (324 km2), of which 120.9 square miles (313 km2) is land and 4.0 square miles (10 km2) (3.23%) is water.

Transportation Edit

  • Indian Trails bus lines operates daily intercity bus service between Hancock andMilwaukee with a stop in Champion.[3]

Demographics Edit

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 297 people, 126 households, and 91 families residing in the township. The population density was 2.5 per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 262 housing units at an average density of 2.2 per square mile (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.33%White and 0.67% Native American. 29.4% were of Finnish, 18.6% French, 11.7% German, 11.3% French Canadian, 7.8% Polish, 5.2%English and 5.2 United States or American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 126 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 112.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,571, and the median income for a family was $33,214. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,396. About 11.0% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.5% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Climate Edit

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Champion Township has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[4]

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