Grant Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

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Grant Township, Michigan
Grant Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Grant Township, Michigan
Grant Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°34′16″N 85°46′11″W / 44.57111°N 85.76972°W / 44.57111; -85.76972Coordinates: 44°34′16″N 85°46′11″W / 44.57111°N 85.76972°W / 44.57111; -85.76972
Country United States
State Michigan
County Grand Traverse
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.5 km2)
 • Land 35.4 sq mi (91.8 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation 1,152 ft (351 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,066
 • Density 26.7/sq mi (10.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-34240[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626378[2]

Grant Township is a civil township of Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 1,066, a slight increase from 947 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.5 square miles (92 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (1.77%) is water.


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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 947 people, 369 households, and 274 families residing in the township. The population density was 26.7 per square mile (10.3/km²). There were 467 housing units at an average density of 13.2 per square mile (5.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.10% White, 0.63% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.95% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

There were 369 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,269, and the median income for a family was $42,000. Males had a median income of $34,196 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,282. About 3.1% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.