White River Township, Michigan

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White River Township, Michigan
Township
White River Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
White River Township, Michigan
White River Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°25′36″N 86°25′16″W / 43.42667°N 86.42111°W / 43.42667; -86.42111Coordinates: 43°25′36″N 86°25′16″W / 43.42667°N 86.42111°W / 43.42667; -86.42111
Country United States
State Michigan
County Muskegon
Area
 • Total 15.9 sq mi (41.2 km2)
 • Land 15.9 sq mi (41.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,338
 • Density 84.3/sq mi (32.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-86980[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627267[2]

White River Township is a civil township of Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,338 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.9 square miles (41 km2), of which 15.9 square miles (41 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.25%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,338 people, 512 households, and 394 families residing in the township. The population density was 84.3 per square mile (32.6/km²). There were 779 housing units at an average density of 49.1 per square mile (19.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.83% White, 0.37% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.62% of the population.

There were 512 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,077, and the median income for a family was $56,029. Males had a median income of $40,313 versus $25,234 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,797. About 2.3% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.

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