Oceola Township, Michigan

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Oceola Township, Michigan
Oceola Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Oceola Township, Michigan
Oceola Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°38′N 83°52′W / 42.633°N 83.867°W / 42.633; -83.867Coordinates: 42°38′N 83°52′W / 42.633°N 83.867°W / 42.633; -83.867
Country United States
State Michigan
County Livingston
 • Total 36.8 sq mi (95.3 km2)
 • Land 36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 955 ft (291 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 8,362
 • Density 230.4/sq mi (89.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-60120[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626835[2]

Oceola Township is a civil township of Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 8,362.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.8 square miles (95 km2), of which 36.3 square miles (94 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (1.36%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,362 people, 2,756 households, and 2,356 families residing in the township. The population density was 230.4 per square mile (89.0/km²). There were 2,944 housing units at an average density of 81.1 per square mile (31.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.12% White, 0.12% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 2,756 households out of which 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.3% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.5% were non-families. 11.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 35.9% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $76,139, and the median income for a family was $80,286. Males had a median income of $58,636 versus $31,032 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,052. About 4.6% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.