Bangor Township, Van Buren County, Michigan

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Bangor Township, Michigan
Bangor Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Bangor Township, Michigan
Bangor Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°17′18″N 86°10′12″W / 42.28833°N 86.17000°W / 42.28833; -86.17000Coordinates: 42°17′18″N 86°10′12″W / 42.28833°N 86.17000°W / 42.28833; -86.17000
Country United States
State Michigan
County Van Buren
 • Total 34.5 sq mi (89.3 km2)
 • Land 33.7 sq mi (87.3 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
Elevation 669 ft (204 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,121
 • Density 62.9/sq mi (24.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49013
Area code(s) 269
FIPS code 26-05160[1]
GNIS feature ID 1625880[2]

Bangor Township is a civil township of Van Buren County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,121. The City of Bangor is located in the northeast corner of the township, but is administratively autonomous. Bangor Township was organized in 1853.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.5 square miles (89 km2), of which, 33.7 square miles (87 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it (2.15%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,121 people, 727 households, and 564 families residing in the township. The population density was 62.9 per square mile (24.3/km²). There were 942 housing units at an average density of 27.9 per square mile (10.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 85.71% White, 3.96% African American, 1.18% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 6.46% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.06% of the population.

There were 727 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,375, and the median income for a family was $38,355. Males had a median income of $32,313 versus $21,953 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,759. About 9.7% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bangor Township, Van Buren County, Michigan
  3. ^ Walter Romig. Michigan Place Names. (Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Walter Romig, not dated) p. 42