Oliver Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan

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Oliver Township, Michigan
Oliver Township Hall
Oliver Township Hall
Location within Kalkaska County
Location within Kalkaska County
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: 44°37′51″N 85°01′25″W / 44.63083°N 85.02361°W / 44.63083; -85.02361Coordinates: 44°37′51″N 85°01′25″W / 44.63083°N 85.02361°W / 44.63083; -85.02361
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorEdward Fisher
 • ClerkSonja Dunham
 • Total36.04 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land35.73 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Water0.31 sq mi (0.8 km2)
1,112 ft (339 m)
 • Total281
 • Density7.86/sq mi (3.03/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49633 (Fife Lake)
49646 (Kalkaska)
Area code(s)231
FIPS code26-60540[1]
GNIS feature ID1626843[2]

Oliver Township is a civil township of Kalkaska County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 281 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.04 square miles (93.34 km2), of which 35.73 square miles (92.54 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2) (0.86%) is water.[3]

The main and north branch of the Manistee River flows through the township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 263 people, 113 households, and 83 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.3 per square mile (2.8/km2). There were 242 housing units at an average density of 6.7 per square mile (2.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.34% White, 1.14% Native American, and 1.52% from two or more races.

There were 113 households, out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the township the population was spread out, with 17.9% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 34.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,104, and the median income for a family was $32,778. Males had a median income of $24,063 versus $17,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,153. About 6.4% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oliver Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan
  3. ^ "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. 27 Michigan. Retrieved September 10, 2020.