Norvell Township, Michigan

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Norvell Township, Michigan
Norvell Township Hall
Norvell Township Hall
Norvell Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Norvell Township, Michigan
Norvell Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°8′N 84°10′W / 42.133°N 84.167°W / 42.133; -84.167Coordinates: 42°8′N 84°10′W / 42.133°N 84.167°W / 42.133; -84.167
Country United States
State Michigan
County Jackson
 • Total 32.1 sq mi (83.0 km2)
 • Land 30.0 sq mi (77.7 km2)
 • Water 2.0 sq mi (5.3 km2)
Elevation 925 ft (282 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,922
 • Density 97.4/sq mi (37.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49263 (Norvell P.O. Box),
49230 (Brooklyn),
49240 (Grass Lake)
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-59180[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626820[2]

Norvell Township is a civil township of Jackson County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,922 at the 2000 census. The township is named after John Norvell, one of Michigan's first U.S. Senators.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.0 square miles (83 km2), of which 30.0 square miles (78 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) (6.37%) is water.

The township contains 717 acres (2.90 km2) of Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve owned by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.[7]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,922 people, 1,135 households, and 831 families residing in the township. The population density was 97.4 per square mile (37.6/km²). There were 1,568 housing units at an average density of 52.2 per square mile (20.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.26% White, 0.62% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 1,135 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 107.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $49,167, and the median income for a family was $55,221. Males had a median income of $45,756 versus $29,625 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,488. About 6.9% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.