Owosso Township, Michigan

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Owosso Charter Township, Michigan
Charter township
Owosso Charter Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Owosso Charter Township, Michigan
Owosso Charter Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°59′51″N 84°12′38″W / 42.99750°N 84.21056°W / 42.99750; -84.21056Coordinates: 42°59′51″N 84°12′38″W / 42.99750°N 84.21056°W / 42.99750; -84.21056
Country United States
State Michigan
County Shiawassee
Area
 • Total 32.4 sq mi (83.9 km2)
 • Land 32.4 sq mi (83.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 768 ft (234 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,670
 • Density 144.3/sq mi (55.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48841, 48867
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-61960[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626876[2]

Owosso Charter Township is a charter township of Shiawassee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,670 at the 2000 census.

Owosso Township was organized in 1837.[3]

Communities[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.4 square miles (84 km2), of which 32.4 square miles (84 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.09%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,670 people, 1,816 households, and 1,334 families residing in the township. The population density was 144.3 per square mile (55.7/km²). There were 1,898 housing units at an average density of 58.6 per square mile (22.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.73% White, 0.15% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.

There were 1,816 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% 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 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,500, and the median income for a family was $46,863. Males had a median income of $40,778 versus $21,560 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,772. About 3.1% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Owosso Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Epstein, Michael (July 1, 1986). "County Also Marks 150". The Argus-Press. pp. F11. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ghost towns and post offices of Shiawassee County". The Argus-Press. September 15, 2000. p. 3. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Burton, Shiawassee County, Michigan
  6. ^ a b c SHIAWASSEE County Map. J. Shively. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Center for Genographic Information. September 2007.
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Five Points, Michigan
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Smith Crossing, Michigan