Grass Lake Charter Township, Michigan

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Grass Lake Charter Township, Michigan
Charter township
Grass Lake Township Offices
Grass Lake Township Offices
Grass Lake Charter Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Grass Lake Charter Township, Michigan
Grass Lake Charter Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°15′17″N 84°12′2″W / 42.25472°N 84.20056°W / 42.25472; -84.20056Coordinates: 42°15′17″N 84°12′2″W / 42.25472°N 84.20056°W / 42.25472; -84.20056
Country United States
State Michigan
County Jackson
Area
 • Total 48.5 sq mi (125.6 km2)
 • Land 47.2 sq mi (122.2 km2)
 • Water 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
Elevation 1,020 ft (311 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,586
 • Density 97.2/sq mi (37.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49240
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-34500[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626388[2]

Grass Lake Charter Township is a charter township of Jackson County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,586 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 48.5 square miles (126 km2), of which 47.2 square miles (122 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (2.68%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,586 people, 1,653 households, and 1,292 families residing in the township. The population density was 97.2 per square mile (37.5/km²). There were 1,804 housing units at an average density of 38.2 per square mile (14.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.10% White, 0.50% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 1,653 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.00.

Grass Lake Township Fire Station

In the township the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $55,280, and the median income for a family was $61,027. Males had a median income of $47,228 versus $30,805 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,976. About 0.6% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

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