Ferris Township, Michigan

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Ferris Township, Michigan
Ferris Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Ferris Township, Michigan
Ferris Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°19′46″N 84°54′55″W / 43.32944°N 84.91528°W / 43.32944; -84.91528Coordinates: 43°19′46″N 84°54′55″W / 43.32944°N 84.91528°W / 43.32944; -84.91528
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.1 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Land36.1 sq mi (93.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
896 ft (273 m)
 • Total1,379
 • Density38.2/sq mi (14.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-27900[1]
GNIS feature ID1626278[2]

Ferris Township is a civil township of Montcalm County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,379 at the 2000 census.

Ferris Township was established in 1857.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93 km2), of which 36.1 square miles (93 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.08%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,379 people, 486 households, and 394 families residing in the township. The population density was 38.2 per square mile (14.7/km²). There were 566 housing units at an average density of 15.7 per square mile (6.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.19% White, 0.29% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 486 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,820, and the median income for a family was $36,932. Males had a median income of $29,219 versus $20,529 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,184. About 6.7% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under age 18 and 4.2% 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: Ferris Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 195.


  • 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.