Jerome Township, Michigan
|Jerome Township, Michigan|
Location of Jerome Township in Midland County, Michigan.
|• Total||35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)|
|• Land||34.0 sq mi (88.0 km2)|
|• Water||1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)|
|Elevation||650 ft (198 m)|
|• Density||143.9/sq mi (55.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626541|
The village of Sanford is within the township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92 km2), of which, 34.0 square miles (88 km2) of it is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) of it (4.69%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,888 people, 1,920 households, and 1,443 families residing in the township. The population density was 143.9 per square mile (55.6/km²). There were 2,091 housing units at an average density of 61.6 per square mile (23.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.95% White, 0.12% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.
There were 1,920 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the township the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $39,854, and the median income for a family was $45,234. Males had a median income of $35,069 versus $26,635 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,328. About 4.4% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.