Hart Township, Michigan

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Hart Township, Michigan
Hart Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Hart Township, Michigan
Hart Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°41′35″N 86°20′41″W / 43.69306°N 86.34472°W / 43.69306; -86.34472Coordinates: 43°41′35″N 86°20′41″W / 43.69306°N 86.34472°W / 43.69306; -86.34472
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oceana
 • Total 34.3 sq mi (88.7 km2)
 • Land 33.9 sq mi (87.8 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation 719 ft (219 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,853
 • Density 54.0/sq mi (20.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49420
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-36940[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626443[2]

Hart Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,026 at the 2000 census. The City of Hart is located within the township but is administratively autonomous.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.3 square miles (89 km2), of which, 33.9 square miles (88 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (0.99%) is water.


  • Corbin's Mill for a time beginning in 1865 this was the county seat of Oceana County.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,026 people, 702 households, and 555 families residing in the township. The population density was 59.7 per square mile (23.1/km²). There were 853 housing units at an average density of 25.1 per square mile (9.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 89.44% White, 0.39% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 5.92% from other races, and 3.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.38% of the population.

There were 702 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,434, and the median income for a family was $41,053. Males had a median income of $33,333 versus $20,658 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,625. About 10.6% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.