Homer Township, Midland County, Michigan

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Homer Township, Michigan
Location of Homer Township in Midland County, Michigan.
Location of Homer Township in Midland County, Michigan.
Homer Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Homer Township, Michigan
Homer Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°36′42″N 84°19′45″W / 43.61167°N 84.32917°W / 43.61167; -84.32917Coordinates: 43°36′42″N 84°19′45″W / 43.61167°N 84.32917°W / 43.61167; -84.32917
Country United States
State Michigan
County Midland
 • Total 21.6 sq mi (55.8 km2)
 • Land 21.4 sq mi (55.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 630 ft (192 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,924
 • Density 183.3/sq mi (70.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-38980[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626486[2]

Homer Township is a civil township of Midland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 3,924.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.6 square miles (56 km2), of which 21.4 square miles (55 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.70%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,924 people, 1,424 households, and 1,127 families residing in the township. The population density was 183.3 per square mile (70.8/km²). There were 1,470 housing units at an average density of 68.7 per square mile (26.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.32% White, 0.28% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 1,424 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,924, and the median income for a family was $51,029. Males had a median income of $45,742 versus $28,622 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,574. About 5.7% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.