Norvell Township, Michigan
|Norvell Township, Michigan|
Norvell Township Hall
|• 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)|
|• 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),
49240 (Grass Lake)
|GNIS feature ID||1626820|
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.
- Norvell is an unincorporated community in the township at . William Hunt, the first white settler in the area, arrived in 1831. A post office was established on March 17, 1838, with Harvey Austin as the first postmaster. It was a station on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway in 1878. The community was named for John Norvell, one of the first U.S. Senators from Michigan.
- The village of Brooklyn is to the south west, and the Brooklyn post office, with ZIP code 49230, also serves most of southern Norvell Township.
- The village of Grass Lake is to the north, and the Grass Lake post office, with ZIP code 49240, also serves portions of northern Norvell Township.
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.
As of the census 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.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Norvell Township, Michigan
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Norvell, Michigan
- Romig, Walter (1986) . Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
- 49230 5-Digit ZCTA, 492 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
- 49240 5-Digit ZCTA, 492 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
- "Watkins Lake State Park & County Preserve dedicated in ribbon-cutting ceremony". The Manchester Mirror. October 31, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2017.