Crystal Township, Montcalm County, Michigan

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

Crystal Township is a civil township of Montcalm County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,824.

Contents

Communities

  • Crystal is an unincorporated community in the township at 43°15′47″N 84°54′53″W / 43.26306°N 84.91472°W / 43.26306; -84.91472 (Crystal).[3] The first settlers in the area were lumbermen brothers John W. and Humphrey Smith in 1853. The present community began in 1857 when Enos P. Drake built a sawmill on land he co-owned with Samuel Burtch. Asa Ward recorded a plat for the settlement and Alfred A. Proctor became the first postmaster on March 2, 1857. It is named for the nearby Crystal Lake.[4] The Crystal post office, with ZIP code 48818, serves the northern portion of Crystal Township as well as portions of southern Ferris Township.[5]
  • Carson City is to the south and the Carson City post office with ZIP code 48811 also serves a large part of southern Crystal Township.[6]
  • Sheridan is to the southwest and the Sheridan post office with ZIP code 48884 also serves a small area in southwest Crystal Township.[7]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.8 km²), of which, 34.1 square miles (88.4 km²) of it is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²) of it (4.74%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,824 people, 1,097 households, and 770 families residing in the township. The population density was 82.7 per square mile (31.9/km²). There were 1,594 housing units at an average density of 46.7/sq mi (18.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.52% White, 0.14% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

Full article ▸

related documents
Benton Township, Cheboygan County, Michigan
St. Wendel Township, Stearns County, Minnesota
Bearinger Township, Michigan
Rosewood Township, Chippewa County, Minnesota
Platte Lake Township, Crow Wing County, Minnesota
Bath Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota
Bangor Township, Bay County, Michigan
McPherson Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Roseville Township, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota
Bruce Township, Chippewa County, Michigan
Van Buren Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota
Ewing Township, Michigan
Beauford Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Arenac Township, Michigan
Dale Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota
Richmond Township, Macomb County, Michigan
Eddy Township, Clearwater County, Minnesota
Fieldon Township, Watonwan County, Minnesota
Bliss Township, Michigan
Oliver Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan
Schoolcraft Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Dover Township, Otsego County, Michigan
Hudson Township, Lenawee County, Michigan
Alpena Township, Michigan
Bay Mills Township, Michigan
Clark Township, Michigan
Hamburg Township, Michigan
Bear Creek Township, Michigan
Eveline Township, Michigan
Morse Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota