Cherry Grove Township, Michigan

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Cherry Grove Township is a civil township of Wexford County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,328 at the 2000 census.

Benson is a small unincorporated community in the township, located about one mile south of M-55 and about five miles west of Cadillac at 44°12′31″N 85°29′49″W / 44.20861°N 85.49694°W / 44.20861; -85.49694.<[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.7 km²), of which, 33.4 square miles (86.4 km²) of it is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km²) of it (7.77%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,328 people, 908 households, and 714 families residing in the township. The population density was 69.8 per square mile (26.9/km²). There were 1,198 housing units at an average density of 35.9/sq mi (13.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.98% White, 0.09% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.60% Asian, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 908 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,190, and the median income for a family was $55,444. Males had a median income of $39,688 versus $25,781 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,798. About 5.3% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.


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