Lowell Township, Michigan

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Lowell Charter Township, Michigan
Charter township
Lowell Charter Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Lowell Charter Township, Michigan
Lowell Charter Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°54′20″N 85°21′49″W / 42.90556°N 85.36361°W / 42.90556; -85.36361Coordinates: 42°54′20″N 85°21′49″W / 42.90556°N 85.36361°W / 42.90556; -85.36361
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kent
Area
 • Total 33.3 sq mi (86.3 km2)
 • Land 32.6 sq mi (84.5 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation 794 ft (242 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,219
 • Density 159.9/sq mi (61.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49331
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-49560[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626645[2]

Lowell Charter Township is a charter township of Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 5,219. The City of Lowell is in the northern portion of the township, but is administratively autonomous.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.3 square miles (86 km2), of which, 32.6 square miles (84 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it (2.10%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,219 people, 1,726 households, and 1,410 families residing in the township. The population density was 159.9 per square mile (61.8/km²). There were 1,764 housing units at an average density of 54.1 per square mile (20.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.67% White, 0.82% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 1,726 households out of which 43.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.2% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.3% were non-families. 14.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $58,639, and the median income for a family was $65,395. Males had a median income of $46,774 versus $28,182 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,560. About 2.1% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

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