Nottawa Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan

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Nottawa Township, Michigan
Township
Nottawa Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Nottawa Township, Michigan
Nottawa Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 41°55′52″N 85°28′48″W / 41.93111°N 85.48000°W / 41.93111; -85.48000Coordinates: 41°55′52″N 85°28′48″W / 41.93111°N 85.48000°W / 41.93111; -85.48000
Country United States
State Michigan
County St. Joseph
Area
 • Total 37.6 sq mi (97.4 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Water 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)
Elevation 833 ft (254 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,999
 • Density 111.7/sq mi (43.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-59400[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626827[2]

Nottawa Township is a civil township of St. Joseph County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,999 at the 2000 census. The township is named after the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi.[3]

History[edit]

Nottawa Township was the center of the Notawasepe Potawatamie Reservation which was the home of the ancestors of the Nottawasippi Potawatamies starting in 1821.[4]

Communities[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.6 square miles (97.4 km²), of which, 35.8 square miles (92.7 km²) of it is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²) of it (4.81%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,999 people, 1,325 households, and 1,004 families residing in the township. The population density was 111.7 per square mile (43.1/km²). There were 1,521 housing units at an average density of 42.5 per square mile (16.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.77% White, 1.15% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 1,325 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,875, and the median income for a family was $48,724. Males had a median income of $36,448 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,814. About 7.3% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nottawa Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 
  4. ^ Helen Hornbeck Tanner. Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History. (Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1987) p. 134-135