Whiteford Township, Michigan

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Whiteford Township is a civil township of Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,420 at the 2000 census.

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Communities

  • Ottawa Lake is a small unincorporated community in the western part on the township, with zip code 49267. The area is served by Whiteford Agricultural Schools. The Whiteford Bobcats are members of the Tri-County Conference.
  • Whiteford Center is an unincorporated community in the east central part of the township.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 40.3 square miles (104.3 km²), of which, 39.8 square miles (103.2 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (1.09%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,420 people, 1,582 households, and 1,243 families residing in the township. The population density was 111.0 per square mile (42.8/km²). There were 1,654 housing units at an average density of 41.5/sq mi (16.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.41% White, 1.97% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 1.49% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.49% of the population.

There were 1,582 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $56,280, and the median income for a family was $61,667. Males had a median income of $47,950 versus $26,275 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,899. About 3.1% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

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