Laketon Township, Michigan

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Laketon Township, Michigan
Laketon Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Laketon Township, Michigan
Laketon Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°16′14″N 86°19′01″W / 43.27056°N 86.31694°W / 43.27056; -86.31694Coordinates: 43°16′14″N 86°19′01″W / 43.27056°N 86.31694°W / 43.27056; -86.31694
CountryUnited States
 • Total18.7 sq mi (48.4 km2)
 • Land17.3 sq mi (44.8 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
627 ft (191 m)
 • Total7,563
 • Density404.4/sq mi (156.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-45160[1]
GNIS feature ID1626584[2]

Laketon Township is a civil township of Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 7,363 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.7 square miles (48 km2), of which 17.3 square miles (45 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (7.28%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,363 people, 2,682 households, and 2,121 families residing in the township. The population density was 425.4 per square mile (164.2/km²). There were 2,808 housing units at an average density of 162.2 per square mile (62.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.78% White, 0.77% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.05% of the population.

There were 2,682 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.6% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,913, and the median income for a family was $57,247. Males had a median income of $40,348 versus $28,685 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,411. About 3.6% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Laketon Township, Michigan

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