Eureka Township, Michigan

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Eureka Township, Michigan
Eureka Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Eureka Township, Michigan
Eureka Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°9′29″N 85°15′5″W / 43.15806°N 85.25139°W / 43.15806; -85.25139Coordinates: 43°9′29″N 85°15′5″W / 43.15806°N 85.25139°W / 43.15806; -85.25139
CountryUnited States
 • Total30.3 sq mi (78.4 km2)
 • Land29.6 sq mi (76.6 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
801 ft (244 m)
 • Total3,271
 • Density110.7/sq mi (42.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
48838 (Greenville)
FIPS code26-26520[1]
GNIS feature ID1626251[2]

Eureka Township is a charter township of Montcalm County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,271 at the 2000 census.

The city of Greenville is within the township, and the Greenville post office, with ZIP code 48838, also serves all of Eureka Township.[3] Eureka Township was established in 1850.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.3 square miles (78 km2), of which 29.6 square miles (77 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (2.34%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,271 people, 1,179 households, and 929 families residing in the township. The population density was 110.7 per square mile (42.7/km²). There were 1,248 housing units at an average density of 42.2 per square mile (16.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.36% White, 0.15% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 1.35% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.15% of the population.

There were 1,179 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.4% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,566, and the median income for a family was $53,380. Males had a median income of $39,919 versus $28,173 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,223. About 3.2% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eureka Township, Michigan
  3. ^ ZCTA Reference Map for 48838 Archived September 10, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  4. ^ Romig 1986, p. 188.


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.