Bloomer Township, Michigan

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Bloomer Township, Michigan
Township
Bloomer Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Bloomer Township, Michigan
Bloomer Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°9′53″N 84°52′11″W / 43.16472°N 84.86972°W / 43.16472; -84.86972Coordinates: 43°9′53″N 84°52′11″W / 43.16472°N 84.86972°W / 43.16472; -84.86972
Country United States
State Michigan
County Montcalm
Area
 • Total 35.2 sq mi (91.3 km2)
 • Land 35.2 sq mi (91.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 774 ft (236 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,039
 • Density 86.3/sq mi (33.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-09040[1]
GNIS feature ID 1625949[2]

Bloomer Township is a civil township of Montcalm County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 3,039.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.2 square miles (91 km2), of which 35.2 square miles (91 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.09%) is water.

History[edit]

Bloomer Township was organized in 1852.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,039 people, 487 households, and 393 families residing in the township. The population density was 86.3 per square mile (33.3/km²). There were 520 housing units at an average density of 14.8 per square mile (5.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 66.01% White, 28.36% African American, 1.18% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.76% from other races, and 3.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.11% of the population.

There were 487 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the township the population was spread out with 15.4% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 49.0% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 318.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 409.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,488, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $37,292 versus $22,350 for females. The per capita income for the township was $11,351. About 11.8% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

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