is a civil township
of Alcona County
in the U.S. state
. The population was 832 at the 2000 census
- Gustin is a tiny unincorporated community at . Gustin was a station on the Detroit, Bay City and Alpena Railroad in 1886. A post office opened on June 6, 1891 with Adelbert J. Wood as postmaster. The office was discontinued on October 15, 1910.
- Lincoln is a village situated on the boundary between Gustin and Hawes Township and is approximately evenly divided between them.
- Killmaster is a tiny unincorporated community at . Originally a lumbering town, little remains other than a cluster of several houses at Mill and Fourth and Fifth Streets. It was named after lumberman John Killmaster who operated a local sawmill. In 1885, he opened a post office, which remained in operation until 1911. Killmaster is memorialized at the nearby Lumberman's Monument.
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles
), of which, 35.7 square miles (92.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.42%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 832 people, 358 households, and 239 families residing in the township. The population density
was 23.3 per square mile (9.0/km²). There were 483 housing units at an average density of 13.5/sq mi (5.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.44% White
, 0.60% Native American
, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.24% of the population.
There were 358 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.81.
In the township the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $27,350, and the median income for a family was $31,806. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,848. About 11.8% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 21.5% of those age 65 or over.