Paradise Township, Michigan

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Not to be confused with the community of Paradise, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
"Mayfield, Michigan" redirects here. For the townships, see Mayfield Township, Michigan.
Paradise Township, Michigan
Paradise Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Paradise Township, Michigan
Paradise Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°35′25″N 85°31′29″W / 44.59028°N 85.52472°W / 44.59028; -85.52472Coordinates: 44°35′25″N 85°31′29″W / 44.59028°N 85.52472°W / 44.59028; -85.52472
Country United States
State Michigan
County Grand Traverse
 • Total 53.0 sq mi (137.1 km2)
 • Land 52.9 sq mi (137.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,053 ft (321 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,713
 • Density 79.3/sq mi (30.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49649 (Kingsley,
49666 (Mayfield),
49686 (Traverse City
FIPS code 26-62320[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626879[2]

Paradise Township is a civil township of Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,713 at the 2010 census, an increase from 4,191 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 53.0 square miles (137 km2), of which 52.9 square miles (137 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.13%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,191 people, 1,374 households, and 1,082 families residing in the township. The population density was 79.3 per square mile (30.6/km²). There were 1,481 housing units at an average density of 28.0 per square mile (10.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.07% White, 0.21% African American, 0.86% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.

There were 1,374 households out of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,776, and the median income for a family was $45,652. Males had a median income of $34,804 versus $21,902 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,507. About 4.5% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.