Evart Township, Michigan

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Evart Township, Michigan
Evart Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Evart Township, Michigan
Evart Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°50′44″N 85°16′29″W / 43.84556°N 85.27472°W / 43.84556; -85.27472Coordinates: 43°50′44″N 85°16′29″W / 43.84556°N 85.27472°W / 43.84556; -85.27472
Country United States
State Michigan
County Osceola
 • Total 34.2 sq mi (88.6 km2)
 • Land 32.8 sq mi (85.0 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
Elevation 1,076 ft (328 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,513
 • Density 46.1/sq mi (17.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49631
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-26660[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626254[2]

Evart Township is a civil township of Osceola County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,513 at the 2000 census. The city of Evart is located on the northern edge of the township, but is administratively autonomous.


Evart Township was named for Frank Evart, an early settler.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.2 square miles (89 km2), of which 32.8 square miles (85 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (4.09%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,513 people, 573 households, and 426 families residing in the township. The population density was 46.1 per square mile (17.8/km²). There were 930 housing units at an average density of 28.3 per square mile (10.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.28% White, 0.26% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 573 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,550, and the median income for a family was $38,942. Males had a median income of $30,595 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,680. About 5.9% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.