Aetna Township, Mecosta County, Michigan
|Aetna Township, Michigan|
|• Total||35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)|
|• Land||35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)|
|Elevation||1,001 ft (305 m)|
|• Density||57.4/sq mi (22.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1625805|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93.0 km²), of which 35.6 square miles (92.2 km²) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.8 km²) (0.86%) is water.
Aetna Township was established in 1865.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,044 people, 736 households, and 537 families residing in the township. The population density was 57.4 per square mile (22.2/km²). There were 866 housing units at an average density of 24.3 per square mile (9.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.60% White, 0.39% African American, 1.52% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.
There were 736 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the township the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $34,571, and the median income for a family was $36,683. Males had a median income of $31,397 versus $19,635 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,141. About 10.2% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.