Convis Township, Michigan

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Convis Township, Michigan
Township
Convis Township is located in Michigan
Convis Township
Convis Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°22′58″N 84°59′51″W / 42.38278°N 84.99750°W / 42.38278; -84.99750Coordinates: 42°22′58″N 84°59′51″W / 42.38278°N 84.99750°W / 42.38278; -84.99750
Country United States
State Michigan
County Calhoun
Area
 • Total 36.5 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Land 35.4 sq mi (91.6 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
Elevation 945 ft (288 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,636
 • Density 46/sq mi (17.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-17880[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626129[2]
Website convistownship.org

Convis Township is a civil township of Calhoun County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Battle Creek, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,636 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

Convis Township was established in 1837.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.5 km2), of which 35.4 square miles (91.6 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.9 km2), or 3.05%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,068
1970 1,287 20.5%
1980 1,734 34.7%
1990 1,739 0.3%
2000 1,666 −4.2%
2010 1,636 −1.8%
Source: Census Bureau. Census 1960- 2000, 2010.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,666 people, 622 households, and 475 families residing in the township. The population density was 47.2 per square mile (18.2/km²). There were 651 housing units at an average density of 18.4 per square mile (7.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.08% White, 0.06% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population.

There were 622 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,222, and the median income for a family was $48,846. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $25,556 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,870. About 5.5% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

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