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Georgetown Township, Michigan

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Georgetown Charter Township, Michigan
Georgetown Charter Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Georgetown Charter Township, Michigan
Georgetown Charter Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°54′0″N 85°49′46″W / 42.90000°N 85.82944°W / 42.90000; -85.82944
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyOttawa
Settled1836
Organized1840
Chartered1965
Government
 • SupervisorDale Mohr
Area
 • Charter township34.1 sq mi (88.3 km2)
 • Land33.5 sq mi (86.7 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation
673 ft (20 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Charter township46,985
 • Metro
988,938 (Grand Rapids-Wyoming MSA)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-31880[1]
GNIS feature ID1626346[2]
Websitehttp://www.georgetown-mi.gov

Georgetown Charter Township is a charter township of Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 46,985 at the 2010 census. The city of Hudsonville is adjacent to the township and the unincorporated community of Jenison is within the township, which includes about half the township's population.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.1 square miles (88 km2), of which 33.5 square miles (87 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (1.91%) is water.

History

European-American settlement of Georgetown Township was begun in 1834 by the brothers Hiram and Samuel Jenison.[3]

Demographics

At the 2000 census there were 41,658 people, 14,099 households, and 11,138 families living in the township. The population density was 1,244.9 per square mile (480.7/km2). There were 14,442 housing units at an average density of 431.6 per square mile (166.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.99% White, 0.58% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67%.[1]

Of the 14,099 households 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.9% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 15.7% of households were one person and 7.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.29.

The age distribution was 29.4% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% 65 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median household income was $58,936 and the median family income was $65,557. Males had a median income of $50,111 versus $28,894 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,323. About 1.9% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Education

Jenison Public Schools operates public schools in the Jenison area. Hudsonville Public Schools operates public schools in the Hudsonville area.

Notable residents

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Georgetown Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 221.
  4. ^ Stein, Jeff. "CIA applicant's arrest tops wave of China spy cases." Washington Post. July 20, 2010. Retrieved on April 24, 2016.

Sources

External links

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