Chocolay Charter Township is a charter township of Marquette County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 5,903 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 60.80 square miles (157.47 km2), of which 58.98 square miles (152.76 km2) is land and 1.82 square miles (4.71 km2) (2.99%) is water.At the 2000 census, there were 7,148 people, 2,324 households and 1,743 families residing in the township. The population density was 119.8 per square mile (46.3/km2). There were 2,643 housing units at an average density of 44.3 per square mile (17.1/km2). The racial makeup, based on self-reporting, was 86.64% White, 8.66% African American, 2.01% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.
Based on self-reporting in Census 2000, 12.7% were of Finnish, 11.1% German, 10.5% French, 8.6% English, 7.6% Irish, 5.6% Swedish and 5.1% Italian ancestry. There were 2,324 households, of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.00.
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