Carmel Township, Michigan

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Carmel Township, Michigan
Carmel Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Carmel Township, Michigan
Carmel Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°32′2″N 84°53′17″W / 42.53389°N 84.88806°W / 42.53389; -84.88806Coordinates: 42°32′2″N 84°53′17″W / 42.53389°N 84.88806°W / 42.53389; -84.88806
CountryUnited States
 • Total34.2 sq mi (88.5 km2)
 • Land34.1 sq mi (88.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
902 ft (275 m)
 • Total2,855
 • Density77.0/sq mi (29.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)517
FIPS code26-13380[1]
GNIS feature ID1626032[2]

Carmel Township is a civil township of Eaton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,855 as of the 2010 census.


The Legislature of Michigan formally organized Carmel Township on March 21, 1839. Most of the early settlers were from New York and Vermont and were attracted to the township by its rich agricultural land. Carmel's early history was identified with Charlotte, around which most of the principal settlements were made. Charlotte, in fact, was the place for township meetings of both Carmel and Eaton Townships for many years. The earliest industry was a brick and tile factory established in section 15 by the firm of Dunning and Chappell employing eight men.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.2 square miles (89 km2), of which 34.1 square miles (88 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.09%, is water.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 2,855 people, 1,119 households, and 767 families residing in the township. The population density was 77.0 per square mile (29.7/km²). There were 1,119 housing units at an average density of 27.8 per square mile (10.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.72% White, 0.08% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race made up 2.36% of the population.

There were 1,119 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.1% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out in age with 27.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.4 males, and for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,229, and the median income for a family was $58,188. Males had a median income of $40,533 versus $27,196 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,176. About 1.4% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Carmel Township, Michigan
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Five Points Corner, Michigan