Goodwell Township, Michigan

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Goodwell Township, Michigan
Goodwell Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Goodwell Township, Michigan
Goodwell Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°36′21″N 85°37′55″W / 43.60583°N 85.63194°W / 43.60583; -85.63194Coordinates: 43°36′21″N 85°37′55″W / 43.60583°N 85.63194°W / 43.60583; -85.63194
Country United States
State Michigan
County Newaygo
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Land 35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 988 ft (301 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 551
 • Density 15.5/sq mi (6.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-33000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626364[2]

Goodwell Township is a civil township of Newaygo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 551 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92 km2), of which 35.7 square miles (92 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.25%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 551 people, 193 households, and 150 families residing in the township. The population density was 15.5 per square mile (6.0/km²). There were 284 housing units at an average density of 8.0 per square mile (3.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.64% White, 2.18% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.54% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.

There were 193 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 111.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,813, and the median income for a family was $44,000. Males had a median income of $35,583 versus $21,188 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,498. About 9.2% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.