Assyria Township, Michigan

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Assyria Township is a civil township of Barry County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,912. The unincorporated community of Assyria Center is located on M-66 at the corner of Tasker Rd.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94.2 km²), of which, 36.0 square miles (93.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (0.85%) is water. Calculations by Barry County Land Information Service indicate that the township is 36.29 square miles (94 km2). The largest lakes are Loon Lake of 36 acres (150,000 m2), Taylor Lake of 32 acres (130,000 m2), Metcalf Lake of 30 acres (120,000 m2), High Hill Lake of 29 acres (120,000 m2), West Lake of 28 acres (110,000 m2), Cassidy Lake & Grass Lake of 25 acres (100,000 m2). In 2009 there were 75.06 miles (121 km) of County/State roads and 3.58 miles (6 km) of private roads.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,912 people, 714 households, and 564 families residing in the township. The population density was 53.0 per square mile (20.5/km²). There were 744 housing units at an average density of 20.6/sq mi (8.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.65% White, 0.63% African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 714 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 105.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.7 males.

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