Dalton Township, Michigan

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Dalton Township, Michigan
Dalton Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Dalton Township, Michigan
Dalton Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°19′54″N 86°13′18″W / 43.33167°N 86.22167°W / 43.33167; -86.22167Coordinates: 43°19′54″N 86°13′18″W / 43.33167°N 86.22167°W / 43.33167; -86.22167
Country United States
State Michigan
County Muskegon
 • Total 36.5 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Land 35.7 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation 676 ft (206 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 8,047
 • Density 225.5/sq mi (87.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-19660[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626157[2]
Website http://daltontownship.org/

Dalton Township is a civil township of Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 8,047.


Dalton Township was established in 1859.[3]



Dalton Township was established in 1859.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.5 square miles (95 km2), of which 35.7 square miles (92 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (2.22%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,047 people, 2,871 households, and 2,247 families residing in the township. The population density was 225.5 per square mile (87.1/km²). There were 3,064 housing units at an average density of 85.9 per square mile (33.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.34% White, 2.31% African American, 1.30% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.93% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.87% of the population.

There were 2,871 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,127, and the median income for a family was $50,096. Males had a median income of $37,743 versus $25,433 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,036. About 3.8% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.


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