Egelston Township, Michigan

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Egelston Township, Michigan
Egelston Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Egelston Township, Michigan
Egelston Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°14′38″N 86°04′57″W / 43.24389°N 86.08250°W / 43.24389; -86.08250Coordinates: 43°14′38″N 86°04′57″W / 43.24389°N 86.08250°W / 43.24389; -86.08250
Country United States
State Michigan
County Muskegon
 • Total 35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
 • Land 35.0 sq mi (90.5 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,909
 • Density 278.3/sq mi (107.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-25080[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626220[2]
Website [1]

Egelston Township is a general law township (known in other states as a civil township) of Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 9,537.


Egleston Township was established in 1859.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92 km2), of which 35.0 square miles (91 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (1.77%) is water.


Egelston Township, a general law township, is run under a board system of management. Its elected officials include a Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and four trustees.

Township Board The 2004-2008 Board consisted of Supervisor Vicky Jenson, Clerk Joan Raap, Treasurer Debra Ackerman, and trustees Walt Bowen, Franklin Fazakerley, Gerald Luttrull, and Bob Whiteman. Most of the officials were elected in 2004 with Debra Ackerman being specially elected to replace Brian Hill.

The current Board consists of Supervisor John Holter, Clerk Joan Raap, Treasurer Debra Ackerman, and trustees Renea Foster, Alex Maginity, Sheila Quillin, and Craig Scott. The newcomers to the current board include Trustees Foster, Maginity, Quillin and Scott. The term ends for all positions in 2016.

Planning Commission The Current Planning Commission consists of Chairperson Todd Lowry, Vice Chair David Covell, Secretary Rob Gustafson, Board Trustee Craig Scott, and Steve Vallier.

Zoning Board of Appeals The current Board of Appeals consists of Dave Covell, Don Darke, Renea Foster, Richard Miller and Sandy Schwab.

Egelston Township Branch, Muskegon Area District Library The current staff consists of Head Librarian Andrew Hammond, Library Assistant Wendy Williamson, Library Substitute Mike Council and Library Page Benjamin Smith.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,537 people, 3,458 households, and 2,596 families residing in the township. The population density was 272.8 per square mile (105.4/km²). There were 3,643 housing units at an average density of 104.2 per square mile (40.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.04% White, 1.05% African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 1.48% from other races, and 2.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.98% of the population.

There were 3,458 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,557, and the median income for a family was $41,810. Males had a median income of $33,140 versus $25,066 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,489. About 6.9% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.


The Muskegon Oakridge Public Schools District serves the Egelston area and is part of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District.


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