Denver Township, Newaygo County, Michigan

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Denver Township, Michigan
Denver Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Denver Township, Michigan
Denver Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°35′31″N 85°59′23″W / 43.59194°N 85.98972°W / 43.59194; -85.98972Coordinates: 43°35′31″N 85°59′23″W / 43.59194°N 85.98972°W / 43.59194; -85.98972
Country United States
State Michigan
County Newaygo
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Land 35.4 sq mi (91.6 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation 784 ft (239 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,971
 • Density 55.7/sq mi (21.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-21700[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626179[2]

Denver Township is a civil township of Newaygo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,971 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.7 km²), of which 35.4 square miles (91.6 km²) is land and 0.4 square mile (1.1 km²) (1.20%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,971 people, 743 households, and 523 families residing in the township. The population density was 55.7 per square mile (21.5/km²). There were 904 housing units at an average density of 25.6 per square mile (9.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.09% White, 0.30% African American, 1.37% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.86% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.

There were 743 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,365, and the median income for a family was $39,777. Males had a median income of $35,600 versus $23,214 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,746. About 11.4% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.