Big Prairie Township, Michigan

related topics
{township, household, population}
{household, population, female}

Big Prairie Township is a civil township of Newaygo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,465.

Contents

Geography

The Hardy Dam on the Muskegon River is located in the township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.8 km²), of which, 31.5 square miles (81.6 km²) of it is land and 4.7 square miles (12.2 km²) of it (13.03%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,465 people, 980 households, and 677 families residing in the township. The population density was 78.2 per square mile (30.2/km²). There were 1,474 housing units at an average density of 46.8/sq mi (18.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.59% White, 0.45% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

There were 980 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 111.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,879, and the median income for a family was $36,935. Males had a median income of $33,309 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,900. About 9.8% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

Full article ▸

related documents
Ellsburg Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota
Moran Township, Michigan
Hampton Township, Michigan
Yankee Springs Township, Michigan
Putnam Township, Michigan
Hamlin Township, Mason County, Michigan
Lake Township, Missaukee County, Michigan
Cokato Township, Wright County, Minnesota
Lawrence Township, Grant County, Minnesota
Ishpeming Township, Michigan
Van Buren Township, Michigan
Cottrellville Township, Michigan
Garfield Township, Clare County, Michigan
Croton Township, Michigan
Monitor Township, Michigan
Linden Township, Brown County, Minnesota
Lammers Township, Beltrami County, Minnesota
Zeeland Charter Township, Michigan
North Shade Township, Michigan
Atlanta Township, Becker County, Minnesota
Field Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota
Genesee Township, Michigan
Clifton Township, Lyon County, Minnesota
Morton Township, Michigan
Marshfield Township, Lincoln County, Minnesota
York Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota
Swanville Township, Morrison County, Minnesota
Silver Creek Township, Michigan
Porter Township, Van Buren County, Michigan
Rosedale Township, Mahnomen County, Minnesota