Evergreen Township, Montcalm County, Michigan

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Evergreen Township, Michigan
Evergreen Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Evergreen Township, Michigan
Evergreen Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°14′44″N 85°1′40″W / 43.24556°N 85.02778°W / 43.24556; -85.02778Coordinates: 43°14′44″N 85°1′40″W / 43.24556°N 85.02778°W / 43.24556; -85.02778
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.3 sq mi (91.4 km2)
 • Land34.7 sq mi (89.8 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
853 ft (260 m)
 • Total2,922
 • Density84.3/sq mi (32.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-26720[1]
GNIS feature ID1626257[2]

Evergreen Township is a civil township of Montcalm County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,922 at the 2000 census.


Evergreen Township was established in 1856.[3]


  • Fishville was a community centered on a sawmill, starting in 1879. It had a post office from 1886 until 1905.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.3 square miles (91.4 km²), of which 34.7 square miles (89.8 km²) is land and 0.6 square mile (1.7 km²) (1.81%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,922 people, 1,120 households, and 822 families residing in the township. The population density was 84.3 per square mile (32.6/km²). There were 1,327 housing units at an average density of 38.3 per square mile (14.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.19% White, 0.41% African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 1,120 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% 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 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,604, and the median income for a family was $38,583. Males had a median income of $30,342 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,563. About 11.2% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Evergreen Township, Montcalm County, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 188.
  4. ^ Romig 1986, p. 198.


  • 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.