Zeeland Charter Township, Michigan
|Zeeland Charter Township, Michigan|
Vriesland Reformed Church building on in Vriesland, Michigan. Now houses Zeeland Church of God
|• Total||34.5 sq mi (89.2 km2)|
|• Land||34.4 sq mi (89.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||653 ft (199 m)|
|• Density||289.0/sq mi (111.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1627303|
Zeeland Charter Township is a charter township of Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 7,613 at the 2000 census. As of the 2009 census estimates, the population was 9,266.
- The city of Zeeland is located at the western edge of the township and is administratively autonomous.
- Drenthe is an unincorporated community in the southeast part of the township at . It was named for the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands, and is primarily an agricultural community. It was founded in 1847 and had a post office from 1877 until 1907.
- Vriesland is an unincorporated community in the township at  It was named for the province of Friesland in the Netherlands. .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.5 square miles (89 km2), of which 34.4 square miles (89 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.06%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,613 people, 2,523 households, and 2,089 families residing in the township. The population density was 221.1 per square mile (85.4/km²). There were 2,604 housing units at an average density of 75.6 per square mile (29.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.87% White, 0.62% African American, 0.38% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 3.80% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.32% of the population.
There were 2,523 households out of which 47.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.2% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.33.
In the township the population was spread out with 34.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $52,079, and the median income for a family was $57,423. Males had a median income of $41,522 versus $26,283 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,295. About 5.5% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Zeeland Charter Township, Michigan
- American FactFinder, Zeeland charter township, Ottawa County, Michigan, 2006 Population Estimates
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Drenthe, Michigan
- Walter ROmig, Michigan Place Names, p. 163
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vriesland, Michigan