Valley Township, Michigan

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Valley Township, Michigan
Valley Township is located in Michigan
Valley Township
Valley Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°33′17″N 85°57′24″W / 42.55472°N 85.95667°W / 42.55472; -85.95667Coordinates: 42°33′17″N 85°57′24″W / 42.55472°N 85.95667°W / 42.55472; -85.95667
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land32.9 sq mi (85.3 km2)
 • Water3.1 sq mi (7.9 km2)
659 ft (201 m)
 • Total2,018
 • Density61/sq mi (23.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-81580[1]
GNIS feature ID1627188[2]

Valley Township is a civil township of Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,018 at the 2010 census.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.2 km2), of which 32.9 square miles (85.3 km2) is land and 3.1 square miles (7.9 km2), or 8.50%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,831 people, 680 households, and 531 families residing in the township. The population density was 55.6 per square mile (21.5/km²). There were 775 housing units at an average density of 23.5 per square mile (9.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.74% White, 1.91% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 1.09% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.97% of the population.

There were 680 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,672, and the median income for a family was $52,893. Males had a median income of $36,026 versus $27,278 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,990. About 4.7% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 1.1% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Valley Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Valley township, Allegan County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 10, 2013.

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