Novesta Township, Michigan

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Novesta Township, Michigan
Township
Novesta Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Novesta Township, Michigan
Novesta Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°32′51″N 83°10′45″W / 43.54750°N 83.17917°W / 43.54750; -83.17917Coordinates: 43°32′51″N 83°10′45″W / 43.54750°N 83.17917°W / 43.54750; -83.17917
Country United States
State Michigan
County Tuscola
Area
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)
 • Land 35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 732 ft (223 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,606
 • Density 44.7/sq mi (17.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48726 (Cass City,
48729 (Deford)
FIPS code 26-59420[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626828[2]

Novesta Township is a civil township of Tuscola County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,606 at the 2000 census.

Communities[edit]

Government[edit]

District Number Officeholder
U.S. Representative 5 [6] Dale E. Kildee
State Senate 31[7] James A. Barcia
State Representative 84[8] Terry Brown
County Commissioner 3 Tom Kern
School District Cass City Multiple; see article

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,606 people, 568 households, and 444 families residing in the township. The population density was 44.7 per square mile (17.3/km²). There were 622 housing units at an average density of 17.3 per square mile (6.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.26% White, 0.25% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.

There were 568 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,583, and the median income for a family was $42,100. Males had a median income of $32,984 versus $23,438 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,624. About 6.4% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Novesta Post Office opened on August 25, 1874 and closed on July 31, 1905. It was located approximately at Deckerville and Crawford roads.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Novesta Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Tuscola County Map. J. Shively. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Center for Geographic Information. September 2007.
  4. ^ 48726 5-Digit ZCTA, 487 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  5. ^ Tuscola County Township Map, midnr.com, Retrieved 2 April 2012
  6. ^ "2001 Congressional District Statewide Map" (PDF). Michigan Boundary Maps. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Michigan Center for Geographic Information. September 2002. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  7. ^ "2001 Senate District Statewide Map" (PDF). Michigan Boundary Maps. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Michigan Center for Geographic Information. May 2002. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  8. ^ "Michigan's 110 House Districts 2001 Apportionment Plan" (PDF). Michigan Boundary Maps. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Michigan Center for Geographic Information. May 2002. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Novesta Post Office (historical)