Eaton Township, Michigan

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Eaton Rapids Township, Michigan
Eaton Rapids Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Eaton Rapids Township, Michigan
Eaton Rapids Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°33′1″N 84°39′15″W / 42.55028°N 84.65417°W / 42.55028; -84.65417Coordinates: 42°33′1″N 84°39′15″W / 42.55028°N 84.65417°W / 42.55028; -84.65417
Country United States
State Michigan
County Eaton
 • Total 34.3 sq mi (88.9 km2)
 • Land 34.1 sq mi (88.3 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 873 ft (266 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,821
 • Density 112.0/sq mi (43.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48827
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-24560[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626212[2]

Eaton Township is a civil township of Eaton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,278 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.6 square miles (84 km2), of which 32.6 square miles (84 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.06%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,278 people, 1,531 households, and 1,249 families residing in the township. The population density was 131.3 per square mile (50.7/km²). There were 1,586 housing units at an average density of 48.7 per square mile (18.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.31% White, 0.23% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.57% of the population.

There were 1,531 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $55,518, and the median income for a family was $57,870. Males had a median income of $45,171 versus $27,093 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,379. About 3.3% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.