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Algoma Township, Michigan

Algoma Township is a township located in Kent County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 7,596.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 91.3 km² (35.3 mi²). 90.3 km² (34.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.13% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 7,596 people, 2,588 households, and 2,158 families residing in the township. The population density is 84.1/km² (217.9/mi²). There are 2,692 housing units at an average density of 29.8/km² (77.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 97.54% White, 0.22% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 1.67% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,588 households out of which 42.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.3% are married couples living together, 7.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% are non-families. 12.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.94 and the average family size is 3.20.

In the township the population is spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $58,285, and the median income for a family is $62,863. Males have a median income of $45,281 versus $28,870 for females. The per capita income for the township is $23,150. 3.7% of the population and 2.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 4.5% are under the age of 18 and 2.1% are 65 or older.



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