California Township, Michigan

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California Township is a civil township of Branch County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 909 at the 2000 census.

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Communities

There are no incorporated municipalities within the primarily agricultural township. The only concentrated settlements are in two unincorporated communities:

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.3 square miles (55.2 km²), of which, 21.3 square miles (55.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.19%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 909 people, 274 households, and 204 families residing in the township. The population density was 42.8 per square mile (16.5/km²). There were 294 housing units at an average density of 13.8/sq mi (5.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.38% White, 1.32% African American, 0.33% Native American, and 2.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 274 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.30 and the average family size was 3.87.

In the township the population was spread out with 40.5% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.1 males.

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