West Traverse Township, Michigan

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West Traverse Township is a civil township of Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,448 at the 2000 census.




According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.4 square miles (34.6 km²), of which, 13.3 square miles (34.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.22%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,448 people, 629 households, and 447 families residing in the township. The population density was 108.6 per square mile (41.9/km²). There were 1,093 housing units at an average density of 82.0/sq mi (31.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.65% White, 0.14% African American, 1.52% Native American, 0.07% Asian, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 629 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 35.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

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