Wells Township, Marquette County, Michigan

Coordinates: 46°02′46″N 87°28′03″W / 46.04611°N 87.46750°W / 46.04611; -87.46750
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Wells Township, Michigan
Location within Marquette County
Location within Marquette County
Wells Township is located in Michigan
Wells Township
Wells Township
Wells Township is located in the United States
Wells Township
Wells Township
Coordinates: 46°02′46″N 87°28′03″W / 46.04611°N 87.46750°W / 46.04611; -87.46750
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorRobert Therrian
 • ClerkPatti Manninen
 • Total155.15 sq mi (401.8 km2)
 • Land154.32 sq mi (399.7 km2)
 • Water0.83 sq mi (2.1 km2)
1,047 ft (319 m)
 • Total213
 • Density1.38/sq mi (0.53/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
49818 (Cornell)
49831 (Felch)
49841 (Gwinn)
Area code906
FIPS code26-103-85260[3]
GNIS feature ID1627242[4]

Wells Township is a civil township of Marquette County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2020 census, the township population was 213.[2]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 155.15 square miles (401.84 km2), of which 154.32 square miles (399.69 km2) are land and 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), or 0.53%, are water.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 292 people, 119 households, and 79 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.9 per square mile (0.7/km2). There were 395 housing units at an average density of 2.6 per square mile (1.0/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.95% White, 1.71% Native American, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 119 households, out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,906, and the median income for a family was $33,000. Males had a median income of $26,607 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,333. About 5.3% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 14.6% of those 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "2022 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Michigan". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "P1. Race – Wells township, Michigan: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wells Township, Marquette County, Michigan
  5. ^ "Northland, Michigan". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  6. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  7. ^ "Postmaster Finder: Postmasters by City". United States Postal Service. Retrieved August 5, 2011.

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