Bingham Township, Clinton County, Michigan

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Bingham Township, Michigan
Bingham Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Bingham Township, Michigan
Bingham Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°59′13″N 84°32′32″W / 42.98694°N 84.54222°W / 42.98694; -84.54222Coordinates: 42°59′13″N 84°32′32″W / 42.98694°N 84.54222°W / 42.98694; -84.54222
Country United States
State Michigan
County Clinton
 • Total 32.4 sq mi (83.8 km2)
 • Land 32.3 sq mi (83.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 748 ft (228 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,776
 • Density 85.8/sq mi (33.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-08400[1]
GNIS feature ID 1625937[2]

Bingham Township is a civil township of Clinton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,776. The township is named for Kinsley S. Bingham, a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from and Governor of Michigan.


Bingham Township was first settled in 1841.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.4 square miles (84 km2), of which 32.3 square miles (84 km2) is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,776 people, 868 households, and 691 families residing in the township. The population density was 85.8 per square mile (33.1/km²). There were 954 housing units at an average density of 29.5 per square mile (11.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.55% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 1.08% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population.

There were 868 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.0% 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 3.23.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $52,853, and the median income for a family was $58,833. Males had a median income of $38,929 versus $30,327 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,047. About 4.5% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.