Keene Township, Michigan

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Keene Township, Michigan
Keene Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Keene Township, Michigan
Keene Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°59′7″N 85°15′45″W / 42.98528°N 85.26250°W / 42.98528; -85.26250Coordinates: 42°59′7″N 85°15′45″W / 42.98528°N 85.26250°W / 42.98528; -85.26250
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ionia
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 866 ft (264 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,660
 • Density 46.5/sq mi (17.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-42520[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626556[2]

Keene Township is a civil township of Ionia County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,660 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.7 square miles (92 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.78%) is water.


  • Dickertown was an unincorporated community in the township.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,660 people, 542 households, and 448 families residing in the township. The population density was 46.5 per square mile (17.9/km²). There were 568 housing units at an average density of 15.9 per square mile (6.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.33% White, 0.72% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 1.93% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.25% of the population.

There were 542 households out of which 45.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 109.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,114, and the median income for a family was $54,423. Males had a median income of $37,875 versus $24,917 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,017. About 4.5% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.