Ida Township, Michigan
|Ida Township, Michigan|
The community of Ida along Lewis Avenue
Location within Monroe County
|• Total||36.9 sq mi (95.4 km2)|
|• Land||36.7 sq mi (95.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||640 ft (195 m)|
|• Density||134.7/sq mi (52.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626508|
Ida Township is a civil township of Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,964 at the 2010 census. The township was organized in 1837 and was named after Ida M. Taylor, a local civic leader. The township is served by Ida Public Schools.
- Ida is an unincorporated community on the northern boundary of the township at  It was platted in 1868. .
There is a "Glacial Erratic" rock visible from Geiger Road ~1 mile northeast of the Ida High School just north of Ida East Road. It is on private property.
- Lulu is a small settlement at Lulu and Douglas Roads. A post office operated here until 1942.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.9 square miles (96 km2), of which 36.8 square miles (95 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.27%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,949 people, 1,622 households, and 1,373 families residing in the township. The population density was 134.7 per square mile (52.0/km²). There were 1,655 housing units at an average density of 45.0 per square mile (17.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.48% White, 0.14% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.
There were 1,622 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.2% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.3% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.32.
In the township the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $57,106, and the median income for a family was $60,990. Males had a median income of $46,130 versus $28,456 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,074. About 1.9% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ida Township, Michigan
- Romig, Walter (1986) . Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ida, Michigan