Richmond Township, Osceola County, Michigan

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Richmond Township, Michigan
Richmond Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Richmond Township, Michigan
Richmond Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°51′54″N 85°30′17″W / 43.86500°N 85.50472°W / 43.86500; -85.50472Coordinates: 43°51′54″N 85°30′17″W / 43.86500°N 85.50472°W / 43.86500; -85.50472
Country United States
State Michigan
County Osceola
 • Total 33.1 sq mi (85.8 km2)
 • Land 33.1 sq mi (85.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,076 ft (328 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,695
 • Density 51.2/sq mi (19.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-68440[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626978[2]

Richmond Township is a civil township of Osceola County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,695 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.1 square miles (85.8 km²), of which 33.1 square miles (85.7 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km²) (0.18%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,695 people, 626 households, and 480 families residing in the township. The population density was 51.2 per square mile (19.8/km²). There were 678 housing units at an average density of 20.5 per square mile (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.17% White, 0.06% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 626 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,865, and the median income for a family was $47,109. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $24,265 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,010. About 4.7% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.