Walton Township, Michigan

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Walton Township, Michigan
Walton Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Walton Township, Michigan
Walton Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°28′07″N 84°53′41″W / 42.46861°N 84.89472°W / 42.46861; -84.89472Coordinates: 42°28′07″N 84°53′41″W / 42.46861°N 84.89472°W / 42.46861; -84.89472
Country United States
State Michigan
County Eaton
Organized 1839
 • Total 35.4 sq mi (91.7 km2)
 • Land 35.2 sq mi (91.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 892 ft (272 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,011
 • Density 57.1/sq mi (22.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48813 (Charlotte),
49076 (Olivet)
FIPS code 26-83180[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627211[2]

Walton Township is a civil township of Eaton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,011 at the 2000 census.


Speculators began making land entries in the area that became Walton Township as early as 1832. Captain James W. Hickok became the first settler in 1836,[3] and was the first postmaster of what was then known as East Bellevue. Walton Township was organized in 1839, with the second settler, Parlery P. Shumway as the first supervisor.[4]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.4 square miles (92 km2), of which 35.2 square miles (91 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.56%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,011 people, 699 households, and 564 families residing in the township. The population density was 57.1 per square mile (22.1/km²). There were 732 housing units at an average density of 20.8 per square mile (8.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.61% White, 0.25% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 699 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.1% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,571, and the median income for a family was $51,500. Males had a median income of $39,531 versus $26,076 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,034. About 1.6% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.