Clyde Township, Allegan County, Michigan

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Clyde Township, Michigan
Township
Clyde Township is located in Michigan
Clyde Township
Clyde Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°33′26″N 86°4′44″W / 42.55722°N 86.07889°W / 42.55722; -86.07889Coordinates: 42°33′26″N 86°4′44″W / 42.55722°N 86.07889°W / 42.55722; -86.07889
Country United States
State Michigan
County Allegan
Area
 • Total 35.5 sq mi (91.9 km2)
 • Land 34.8 sq mi (90.1 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation 646 ft (197 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,084
 • Density 60/sq mi (23.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-16720[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626103[2]
Website Clyde Township

Clyde Township is a civil township of Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,084 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

Clyde Township was established in 1859.[4]

Communities[edit]

Bravo began around a sawmill started by Ezra L. Davis and Alonzo Sherman in 1867.[5]

Clyde Centre began around a sawmill in 1872. It had a post office from 1873 to 1877. After that the sawmill closed and the area was used for farming and lost its identity as a place.[4]

Pearl is an unincorporated community at 42°32′31″N 86°05′34″W / 42.54194°N 86.09278°W / 42.54194; -86.09278 (Pearl, Michigan).[6] The community began with a sawmill built by Eggleston & Hazleton in 1875, and was first known as Clyde Center from its location near the center of Clyde Township. It was renamed for Simeon O. Pearl in 1881, and a post office was established named Pearl on April 15, 1881, with George H. Smith as the first postmaster. It was also a station on the Chicago and West Michigan Railway.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.5 square miles (91.9 km2), of which 34.8 square miles (90.1 km2) is land and 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2), or 1.92%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,104 people, 708 households, and 550 families residing in the township. The population density was 60.2 per square mile (23.2/km²). There were 840 housing units at an average density of 24.0 per square mile (9.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 78.61% White, 1.66% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 16.35% from other races, and 2.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.66% of the population.

There were 708 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% 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 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,717, and the median income for a family was $46,806. Males had a median income of $31,549 versus $26,188 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,986. About 7.4% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clyde Township, Allegan County, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Clyde township, Allegan County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 122
  5. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 75
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pearl, Michigan
  7. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 

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