Georgetown Township, Michigan

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Georgetown Charter Township, Michigan
Charter township
Georgetown Charter Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Georgetown Charter Township, Michigan
Georgetown Charter Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°54′0″N 85°49′46″W / 42.90000°N 85.82944°W / 42.90000; -85.82944Coordinates: 42°54′0″N 85°49′46″W / 42.90000°N 85.82944°W / 42.90000; -85.82944
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ottawa
Settled 1836
Organized 1840
Chartered 1965
Government
 • Supervisor Dale Mohr
Area
 • Charter township 34.1 sq mi (88.3 km2)
 • Land 33.5 sq mi (86.7 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2010)
 • Charter township 46,985
 • Metro 988,938 (Grand Rapids-Wyoming MSA)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-31880[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626346[2]
Website http://www.georgetown-mi.gov

Georgetown Charter Township is a charter township of Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 46,985 at the 2010 census. It includes the unincorporated community of Jenison, which includes about half the township's population.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.1 square miles (88 km2), of which, 33.5 square miles (87 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (1.91%) is water.

History[edit]

Euro-American settlement of Georgetown Township was began in 1834 by the brothers Hiram and Samuel Jenison.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 41,658 people, 14,099 households, and 11,138 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,244.9 per square mile (480.7/km²). There were 14,442 housing units at an average density of 431.6 per square mile (166.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.99% White, 0.58% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67% of the population.

There were 14,099 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.9% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $58,936, and the median income for a family was $65,557. Males had a median income of $50,111 versus $28,894 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,323. About 1.9% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

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