Constantine Township, Michigan

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Constantine Township, Michigan
Township
Constantine Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Constantine Township, Michigan
Constantine Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 41°50′57″N 85°40′43″W / 41.84917°N 85.67861°W / 41.84917; -85.67861Coordinates: 41°50′57″N 85°40′43″W / 41.84917°N 85.67861°W / 41.84917; -85.67861
Country United States
State Michigan
County St. Joseph
Area
 • Total 35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Land 34.6 sq mi (89.5 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,181
 • Density 121.0/sq mi (46.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-17860[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626128[2]

Constantine Township is a civil township of St. Joseph County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,181 at the 2000 census. The village of Constantine is located within the township.

Name and history[edit]

Constantine Township was named for the Roman emperor Constantine the Great.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92 km2), of which, 34.6 square miles (90 km2) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) of it (3.00%) is water.

Communities[edit]

  • Eschol was a community in this township. It was platted in 1833 on the banks of the St. Joseph River. It was destroyed by a dam burst in 1840.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,181 people, 1,560 households, and 1,151 families residing in the township. The population density was 121.0 per square mile (46.7/km²). There were 1,696 housing units at an average density of 49.1 per square mile (18.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.15% White, 0.53% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

There were 1,560 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,125, and the median income for a family was $47,795. Males had a median income of $36,272 versus $24,643 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,909. About 10.9% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 6.5% 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: Constantine Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 90. 
  4. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 186