Ionia Township, Michigan

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Ionia Township is a civil township of Ionia County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,669 at the 2000 census. The city of Ionia is mostly within the township, but is administratively autonomous.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.1 square miles (88.2 km²), of which, 33.7 square miles (87.2 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (1.17%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,669 people, 1,335 households, and 1,022 families residing in the township. The population density was 109.0 per square mile (42.1/km²). There were 1,441 housing units at an average density of 42.8/sq mi (16.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.88% White, 0.14% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 2.02% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.90% of the population.

There were 1,335 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,659, and the median income for a family was $47,083. Males had a median income of $35,253 versus $24,333 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,985. About 6.2% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

Belding | Ionia | Portland

Clarksville | Hubbardston‡ | Lake Odessa | Lyons | Muir | Pewamo | Saranac

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