Volinia Township, Michigan

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Volinia Township, Michigan
Township
Volinia Township is located in Michigan
Volinia Township
Volinia Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°1′23″N 85°56′21″W / 42.02306°N 85.93917°W / 42.02306; -85.93917Coordinates: 42°1′23″N 85°56′21″W / 42.02306°N 85.93917°W / 42.02306; -85.93917
Country United States
State Michigan
County Cass
Area
 • Total 35.1 sq mi (91.0 km2)
 • Land 34.4 sq mi (89.1 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
Elevation 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,112
 • Density 32/sq mi (12.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49031 (Cassopolis),
49045 (Decatur),
49047 (Dowagiac),
49067 (Marcellus)
FIPS code 26-82580[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627203[2]

Volinia Township is a civil township of Cass County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,112 at the 2010 census.[3] When the township was organized in 1833, it was at first named Volhynia, after the province in Poland. It is believed to have been given to honor General Thaddeus Kosciusko, the Polish patriot who helped the United States during the American Revolutionary War. The name was altered first to "Volenia" and then to "Volinia".[4]

The township is the site of Newton Woods, a U.S. National Natural Landmark.

Communities[edit]

There are no incorporated municipalities in the township.

The postal delivery areas of some nearby communities also serve the township:

  • Cassopolis is a village to the southwest, and the Cassopolis ZIP code 49031 serves southern areas of the township.[15]
  • Decatur is a village to the north in Van Buren County, and the Decatur ZIP code 49045 serves areas in the northern part of the township.[16]
  • Dowagiac is a city to the west, and the Dowagiac ZIP code 49047 serves areas in the western part of the township.[17]
  • Marcellus is a village to the east, and the Marcellus ZIP code 49067 serves areas in the east and central part of the township.[18]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.1 square miles (91.0 km2), of which 34.4 square miles (89.1 km2) is land and 0.73 square miles (1.9 km2), or 2.07%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,174 people, 426 households, and 322 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.2 per square mile (13.2/km²). There were 588 housing units at an average density of 17.1 per square mile (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.70% White, 2.56% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 1.79% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.75% of the population.

There were 426 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 20.4% 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 2.75 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,900, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $30,729 versus $23,077 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,375. About 3.0% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 9.4% 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: Volinia Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Volinia township, Cass County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Charleston Cemetery
  6. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 218
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Prairie Ronde Post Office (historical)
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nicholsville, Michigan
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rose Hill Cemetery
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Volinia, Michigan
  11. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Picket's Corner Post Office (historical)
  12. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Volinia Post Office (historical)
  13. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wakelee, Michigan
  14. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wakelee Post Office (historical)
  15. ^ 49031 5-Digit ZCTA, 490 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  16. ^ 49045 5-Digit ZCTA, 490 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  17. ^ 49047 5-Digit ZCTA, 490 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  18. ^ 49067 5-Digit ZCTA, 490 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census