Oakfield Township, Michigan

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Oakfield Township, Michigan
Oakfield Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Oakfield Township, Michigan
Oakfield Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°9′44″N 85°21′50″W / 43.16222°N 85.36389°W / 43.16222; -85.36389Coordinates: 43°9′44″N 85°21′50″W / 43.16222°N 85.36389°W / 43.16222; -85.36389
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.4 sq mi (94.3 km2)
 • Land34.6 sq mi (89.7 km2)
 • Water1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)
869 ft (265 m)
 • Total5,782
 • Density158.8/sq mi (61.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-59580[1]
GNIS feature ID1626832[2]

Oakfield Township is a civil township of Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 5,058 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94 km2), of which, 34.6 square miles (90 km2) of it is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) of it (4.94%) is water.


At the 2000 census,[1] there were 5,058 people, 1,814 households and 1,440 families residing in the township. The population density was 146.1 per square mile (56.4/km²). There were 1,973 housing units at an average density of 57.0 per square mile (22.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.96% White, 0.14% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 1,814 households of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.2% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.09.

Age distribution was 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.8 males.

The median household income was $49,429, and the median family incomewas $51,866. Males had a median income of $41,928 versus $25,777 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,463. About 6.9% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 1.2% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oakfield Township, Michigan