Claybanks Township, Michigan

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Claybanks Township, Michigan
Claybanks Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Claybanks Township, Michigan
Claybanks Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°31′23″N 86°26′25″W / 43.52306°N 86.44028°W / 43.52306; -86.44028Coordinates: 43°31′23″N 86°26′25″W / 43.52306°N 86.44028°W / 43.52306; -86.44028
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oceana
 • Total 24.0 sq mi (62.2 km2)
 • Land 23.9 sq mi (61.8 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 817 ft (249 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 777
 • Density 32.4/sq mi (12.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49437 (Montague),
49446 (New Era),
49455 (Shelby)
FIPS code 26-16200[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626091[2]

Claybanks Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 831 at the 2000 census.


Claybanks Township was established in 1855.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.0 square miles (62 km2), of which, 23.9 square miles (62 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.62%) is water.


As of the 2010 census Claybanks Township had a population of 777. The ethnic and racial makeup of the population was 96.0% white, 1.3% African-American, 2.7% Native American, 2.1% from some other race and 5.5% Hispanic or Latino.[10]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 831 people, 313 households, and 240 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.8 per square mile (13.4/km²). There were 511 housing units at an average density of 21.4 per square mile (8.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.27% White, 0.24% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 1.32% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.97% of the population.

There were 313 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,319, and the median income for a family was $45,833. Males had a median income of $35,652 versus $22,262 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,351. About 4.4% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.




  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.