Weare Township, Michigan

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Weare Township, Michigan
Township
Weare Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Weare Township, Michigan
Weare Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°46′20″N 86°20′28″W / 43.77222°N 86.34111°W / 43.77222; -86.34111Coordinates: 43°46′20″N 86°20′28″W / 43.77222°N 86.34111°W / 43.77222; -86.34111
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oceana
Area
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.4 km2)
 • Land 36.1 sq mi (93.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,261
 • Density 35.0/sq mi (13.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-85040[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627235[2]

Weare Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,261 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,261 people, 428 households, and 327 families residing in the township. The population density was 35.0 per square mile (13.5/km²). There were 607 housing units at an average density of 16.8 per square mile (6.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.39% White, 0.24% African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 4.44% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.55% of the population.

There were 428 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 20.1% 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 2.79 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,283, and the median income for a family was $41,131. Males had a median income of $29,821 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,106. About 10.4% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

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