Sherman Township, Newaygo County, Michigan

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Sherman Township, Michigan
Sherman Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Sherman Township, Michigan
Sherman Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°31′1″N 85°51′49″W / 43.51694°N 85.86361°W / 43.51694; -85.86361Coordinates: 43°31′1″N 85°51′49″W / 43.51694°N 85.86361°W / 43.51694; -85.86361
Country United States
State Michigan
County Newaygo
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Land 34.6 sq mi (89.7 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
Elevation 863 ft (263 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,159
 • Density 62.4/sq mi (24.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-73260[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627076[2]

Sherman Township is a civil township of Newaygo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,159 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.8 km²), of which 34.6 square miles (89.7 km²) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) (3.40%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,159 people, 749 households, and 558 families residing in the township. The population density was 62.4 per square mile (24.1/km²). There were 997 housing units at an average density of 28.8 per square mile (11.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.85% White, 0.60% African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.74% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.08% of the population.

There were 749 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,163, and the median income for a family was $46,736. Males had a median income of $37,063 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,195. About 7.6% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.