Gun Plain Township, Michigan

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Gun Plain Charter Township is a charter township of Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 5,637.

The city of Plainwell lies within the township, but is administratively autonomous. Kalamazoo is about ten miles south.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.4 square miles (89.2 km²), of which, 34.2 square miles (88.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (0.81%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,637 people, 2,038 households, and 1,620 families residing in the township. The population density was 165.1 per square mile (63.7/km²). There were 2,112 housing units at an average density of 61.8/sq mi (23.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.25% White, 0.35% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 2,038 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,495, and the median income for a family was $58,921. Males had a median income of $45,176 versus $28,969 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,941. About 5.4% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.


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