Olive Township, Ottawa County, Michigan
|Olive Township, Michigan|
|• Total||36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)|
|• Land||36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||640 ft (195 m)|
|• Density||129.6/sq mi (50.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||49424 (Holland),
49460 (West Olive),
|GNIS feature ID||1626841|
- Crisp was a community formed by Dutch immigrants. It had a post office from 1893 until 1904.
- Harlem Station was a railroad station and area in the southern part of the Township.
- West Olive is an unincorporated community on the western boundary of the township with Port Sheldon Township at . It was platted by R. M. Paget in 1870 and given a post office on November 8, 1870. It was given a station on the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company in 1884. The West Olive ZIP code 49460 serves northern and west portion of Olive Township as well as most of Port Sheldon Township and the southern portions of Grand Haven Township and Robinson Township.
- The city of Holland is to the south, and the Holland ZIP code 49424 serves the southern portions of Olive Township.
- The city of Zeeland is to the southeast, and the Zeeland ZIP code 49464 serves the eastern portion of the township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.8 km²), of which, 36.2 square miles (93.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.06%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,691 people, 1,370 households, and 1,137 families residing in the township. The population density was 129.6 per square mile (50.0/km²). There were 1,414 housing units at an average density of 39.1 per square mile (15.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 89.34% White, 2.26% African American, 0.62% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 5.41% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.52% of the population.
There were 1,370 households out of which 49.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.3% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 13.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.47.
In the township the population was spread out with 33.2% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 119.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $48,526, and the median income for a family was $53,102. Males had a median income of $39,056 versus $25,958 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,023. About 5.3% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Olive Township, Ottawa County, Michigan
- Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 139
- 1912 Ottawa County Atlas
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Olive, Michigan
- Romig, Walter (1986) . Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
- 49460 5-Digit ZCTA, 494 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
- 49424 5-Digit ZCTA, 494 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
- 49464 5-Digit ZCTA, 494 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census