Waverly Township, Van Buren County, Michigan

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Waverly Township, Michigan
Waverly Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Waverly Township, Michigan
Waverly Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°16′42″N 85°55′29″W / 42.27833°N 85.92472°W / 42.27833; -85.92472Coordinates: 42°16′42″N 85°55′29″W / 42.27833°N 85.92472°W / 42.27833; -85.92472
Country United States
State Michigan
County Van Buren
 • Total 34.4 sq mi (89.1 km2)
 • Land 34.1 sq mi (88.4 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 686 ft (209 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,467
 • Density 72.3/sq mi (27.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-84820[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627229[2]
A 1906 cadastral map of Waverly Township, showing property lines and names of landowners

Waverly Township is a civil township of Van Buren County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,467 at the 2000 census. Waverly Township was established in 1842.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.4 square miles (89.1 km²), of which 34.1 square miles (88.4 km²) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) (0.73%) is water.


  • Glendale was a community in this township which had a post office. It was named Lemont when started in 1868, but was too often confused with Lamont, Michigan, and was renamed in November of that year. The post office continued until 1904.[3]


At the 2000 census,[1] there were 2,467 people, 912 households and 691 families residing in the township. The population density was 72.3 per square mile (27.9/km²). There were 991 housing units at an average density of 29.0 per square mile (11.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.81% White, 1.46% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 1.18% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.27% of the population.

There were 912 households of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.07.

27.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.

The median household income was $51,100 and the median family income was $53,567. Males had a median income of $37,829 compared with $26,382 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,443. About 5.4% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.