Bingham Township, Clinton County, Michigan
|Bingham Township, Michigan|
|Motto: Urban Pride, Rural Charm|
|• Total||32.41 sq mi (83.94 km2)|
|• Land||32.39 sq mi (83.89 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||748 ft (228 m)|
|• Density||88/sq mi (34.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1625937|
Bingham Township is a civil township of Clinton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 2,859. The township is named for Kinsley S. Bingham, a congressman, U.S. senator, and governor of Michigan.
Bingham Township was first settled in 1841.
The township is located northeast of the center of Clinton County. It surrounds the city of St. Johns, the county seat. U.S. Route 127 crosses the township, with access from exits 96 and 99. US 127 runs north to Mount Pleasant and south to Lansing, the state capital. M-21 leads east to Owosso and west to Ionia.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,776 people, 868 households, and 691 families residing in the township. The population density was 85.8 per square mile (33.1/km²). There were 954 housing units at an average density of 29.5 per square mile (11.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.55% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 1.08% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population.
There were 868 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the township the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $52,853, and the median income for a family was $58,833. Males had a median income of $38,929 versus $30,327 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,047. About 4.5% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bingham Township, Clinton County, Michigan
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bingham township, Clinton County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
- Romig 1986, p. 62.
- Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) . Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. ISBN 978-0814318386.