Barton Township, Michigan

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Barton Township, Michigan
Barton Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Barton Township, Michigan
Barton Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°46′16″N 85°37′20″W / 43.77111°N 85.62222°W / 43.77111; -85.62222Coordinates: 43°46′16″N 85°37′20″W / 43.77111°N 85.62222°W / 43.77111; -85.62222
Country United States
State Michigan
County Newaygo
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)
 • Land 35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,194 ft (364 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 820
 • Density 22.9/sq mi (8.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-05620[1]
GNIS feature ID 1625886[2]

Barton Township is a civil township of Newaygo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 820.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.9 square miles (93 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.11%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 820 people, 301 households, and 223 families residing in the township. The population density was 22.9 per square mile (8.8/km²). There were 382 housing units at an average density of 10.7 per square mile (4.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.29% White, 0.12% African American, 0.85% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 301 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $38,359. Males had a median income of $28,281 versus $21,953 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,243. About 5.3% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.