Holton Township, Michigan

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Holton Township, Michigan
Township
Holton Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Holton Township, Michigan
Holton Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°25′14″N 86°6′14″W / 43.42056°N 86.10389°W / 43.42056; -86.10389Coordinates: 43°25′14″N 86°6′14″W / 43.42056°N 86.10389°W / 43.42056; -86.10389
Country United States
State Michigan
County Muskegon
Area
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Land 35.2 sq mi (91.2 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,532
 • Density 71.9/sq mi (27.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49425 (Holton),
49412 (Fremont),
49457 (Twin Lake)
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-38820[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626482[2]

Holton Township is a civil township of Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,532.

Communities[edit]

Education[edit]

In 2000, Holton was one of only seven school districts in the state of Michigan that would have been eligible for private school vouchers, on which there was a state-wide referendum that year. Most residents were opposed to the measure, since they did not want competition for the local public school. The measure was defeated in Holton and across the state by about a 2:1 ratio.

The main festival of the year, Holton Days, is held in the last weekend of July.

The Holton Red Devils have a state title in volleyball in 1994. They were also runner-up in 1993. In baseball they were state runner-up in 2006, losing to #1 state ranked Homer 3-2.

Holton High-School

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92 km2), of which 35.2 square miles (91 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (1.43%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,532 people, 903 households, and 682 families residing in the township. The population density was 71.9 per square mile (27.8/km²). There were 980 housing units at an average density of 27.8 per square mile (10.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.01% White, 0.43% African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 903 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 110.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,813, and the median income for a family was $41,637. Males had a median income of $33,333 versus $22,857 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,210. About 7.1% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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