Crystal Township, Oceana County, Michigan

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Crystal Township, Michigan
Crystal Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Crystal Township, Michigan
Crystal Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°46′30″N 86°13′25″W / 43.77500°N 86.22361°W / 43.77500; -86.22361Coordinates: 43°46′30″N 86°13′25″W / 43.77500°N 86.22361°W / 43.77500; -86.22361
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oceana
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 814 ft (248 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 832
 • Density 23.1/sq mi (8.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-19100[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626145[2]

Crystal Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 832.


This area was one of the locations the Ottawa were moved to from Ionia County, Michigan in the late 1850s. The township was established in 1866.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), of which, 36.0 square miles (93 km2) of it is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 832 people, 239 households, and 182 families residing in the township. The population density was 23.1 per square mile (8.9/km²). There were 404 housing units at an average density of 11.2 per square mile (4.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 79.45% White, 0.24% African American, 1.80% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 14.90% from other races, and 3.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.13% of the population.

There were 239 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.48.

In the township the population was spread out with 34.0% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 108.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,719, and the median income for a family was $37,955. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $17,813 for females. The per capita income for the township was $10,899. About 14.8% of families and 22.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 21.9% of those age 65 or over.