Dalton Township, Michigan

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Dalton Township is a civil township of Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 8,047.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.5 km²), of which, 35.7 square miles (92.4 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it (2.22%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,047 people, 2,871 households, and 2,247 families residing in the township. The population density was 225.5 per square mile (87.1/km²). There were 3,064 housing units at an average density of 85.9/sq mi (33.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.34% White, 2.31% African American, 1.30% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.93% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.87% of the population.

There were 2,871 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.14.

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