Bridgeton Township, Michigan

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Bridgeton Township, Michigan
Bridgeton Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Bridgeton Township, Michigan
Bridgeton Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°20′8″N 85°58′14″W / 43.33556°N 85.97056°W / 43.33556; -85.97056Coordinates: 43°20′8″N 85°58′14″W / 43.33556°N 85.97056°W / 43.33556; -85.97056
Country United States
State Michigan
County Newaygo
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land 35.5 sq mi (91.9 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation 679 ft (207 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,098
 • Density 59.1/sq mi (22.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-10500[1]
GNIS feature ID 1625978[2]

Bridgeton Township is a civil township of Newaygo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,098.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.5 square miles (92 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (1.34%) is water.


Bridgeton, Township was established in 1852.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,098 people, 737 households, and 558 families residing in the township. The population density was 59.1 per square mile (22.8/km²). There were 812 housing units at an average density of 22.9 per square mile (8.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.66% White, 0.24% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.86% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.

There were 737 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% 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 3.23.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $43,317. Males had a median income of $34,148 versus $24,853 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,173. About 9.1% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

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  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. 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 978-0814318386.