North Plains Township, Michigan

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North Plains Township, Michigan
North Plains Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
North Plains Township, Michigan
North Plains Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°5′1″N 84°53′11″W / 43.08361°N 84.88639°W / 43.08361; -84.88639Coordinates: 43°5′1″N 84°53′11″W / 43.08361°N 84.88639°W / 43.08361; -84.88639
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ionia
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land 35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,366
 • Density 38.1/sq mi (14.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-58720[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626814[2]

North Plains Township is a civil township of Ionia County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,366 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 35.9 square miles (93 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.17%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,366 people, 471 households, and 358 families residing in the township. The population density was 38.1 per square mile (14.7/km²). There were 496 housing units at an average density of 13.8 per square mile (5.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.36% White, 0.07% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.

There were 471 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 105.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,833, and the median income for a family was $45,500. Males had a median income of $36,012 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,946. About 6.8% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.