East Bay Township, Michigan

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East Bay Charter Township is a charter township of Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 9,919 at the 2000 census.

The northern portion of the township is adjacent to Traverse City and is part of that city's urban area. The southern portion remains largely rural, with many small lakes.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 42.3 square miles (109.7 km²), of which, 39.9 square miles (103.3 km²) of it is land and 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²) of it (5.76%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,919 people, 3,694 households, and 2,737 families residing in the township. The population density was 248.6 per square mile (96.0/km²). There were 4,339 housing units at an average density of 108.7/sq mi (42.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.31% White, 0.22% African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.

There were 3,694 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,569, and the median income for a family was $54,250. Males had a median income of $34,118 versus $23,580 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,427. About 1.9% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.


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