Tyrone Township, Kent County, Michigan

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Tyrone Township is a civil township of Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 4,304.

It was named after County Tyrone in Ireland.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.5 km²), of which, 36.4 square miles (94.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.27% water.


At the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,304 people, 1,449 households, and 1,185 families residing in the township. The population density was 118.3 per square mile (45.7/km²). There were 1,503 housing units at an average density of 41.3/sq mi (16.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.98% White, 0.12% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.53% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 4.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,449 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 99.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,006, and the median income for a family was $51,750. Males had a median income of $37,429 versus $27,381 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,879. 9.4% of the population and 6.1% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.0% of those under the age of 18 and 11.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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