Tyrone Township, Livingston County, Michigan

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Tyrone Township, Michigan
Township
Tyrone Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Tyrone Township, Michigan
Tyrone Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°44′34″N 83°45′15″W / 42.74278°N 83.75417°W / 42.74278; -83.75417Coordinates: 42°44′34″N 83°45′15″W / 42.74278°N 83.75417°W / 42.74278; -83.75417
Country United States
State Michigan
County Livingston
Area
 • Total 36.7 sq mi (95.2 km2)
 • Land 35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
Elevation 948 ft (289 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 8,459
 • Density 237.3/sq mi (91.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-81160[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627182[2]

Tyrone Township is a civil township of Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 8,459 at the 2000 census. It is home to the Sergeant Patrick O' Rourke Memorial Highway, a highway honoring fallen West Bloomfield Officer Patrick O' Rourke, who was killed in the line of duty[3]

The township was named after County Tyrone in Northern Ireland.

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Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.7 square miles (95.2 km²), of which 35.6 square miles (92.3 km²) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) (2.99%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,459 people, 2,882 households, and 2,466 families residing in the township. The population density was 237.3 per square mile (91.6/km²). There were 3,020 housing units at an average density of 84.7 per square mile (32.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.81% White, 0.06% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 2,882 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.5% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.4% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% 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 3.18.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $75,994, and the median income for a family was $82,307. Males had a median income of $60,760 versus $35,071 for females. The per capita income for the township was $29,292. About 3.7% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

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