Spring Arbor Township, Michigan

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Spring Arbor Township is a civil township of Jackson County in the U.S. state of Michigan, in the southern part of the state. Located west of the city of Jackson, it covers entirety of the survey township of T3S R2W. The population was 7,577 at the 2000 census.

The community of Spring Arbor lies in the township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.7 km²), of which, 35.4 square miles (91.7 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (1.09%) is water.

The township encompasses all thirty-six sections of the T3S R2W survey township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,577 people, 2,570 households, and 1,930 families residing in the township. The population density was 214.1 per square mile (82.7/km²). There were 2,694 housing units at an average density of 76.1/sq mi (29.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.04% White, 0.81% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 2,570 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 14.3% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,770, and the median income for a family was $59,407. Males had a median income of $42,245 versus $27,729 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,622. About 4.5% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

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