Holland Charter Township, Michigan

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Holland Charter Township is a charter township of Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 28,911 at the 2000 census. As of the 2008 census estimate, the population was 42,299.[1]

The City of Holland is adjacent to the south and is administratively autonomous.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.5 square miles (71.1 km²), of which, 27.2 square miles (70.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (1.02%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 28,911 people, 9,821 households, and 7,365 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,063.4 per square mile (410.5/km²). There were 10,385 housing units at an average density of 382.0/sq mi (147.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 79.22% White, 2.22% African American, 0.41% Native American, 7.91% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.57% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.82% of the population.

There were 9,821 households out of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $49,458, and the median income for a family was $54,027. Males had a median income of $40,417 versus $28,237 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,671. About 4.6% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.


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