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Bennington Township, Michigan
Location within Shiawassee County
Location within Shiawassee County
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Coordinates: 42°55′10″N 84°13′04″W / 42.91944°N 84.21778°W / 42.91944; -84.21778Coordinates: 42°55′10″N 84°13′04″W / 42.91944°N 84.21778°W / 42.91944; -84.21778
Country United States
State Michigan
County Shiawassee
Established 1838
Area
 • Total 36.81 sq mi (95.3 km2)
 • Land 35.48 sq mi (91.9 km2)
 • Water 1.33 sq mi (3.4 km2)
Elevation
823 ft (251 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,168
 • Density 89.3/sq mi (34.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48848 (Laingsburg)
48857 (Morrice)
48867 (Owosso)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-07280
GNIS feature ID 1625913

Bennington Township is a civil township of Shiawassee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 3,168. Bennington Township is the center of population of the state of Michigan.

The township was established in 1838 and was named after Bennington, Vermont, which was the former home of the first settlers in the area.

Communities

  • Pittsburg is an unincorporated community in the township. Pittsburg was named for Moses Pitts, the original owner of the town site. It is located at latitude 42°53′33″N 84°13′19″W / 42.89250°N 84.22194°W / 42.89250; -84.22194.
  • Bennington is an unincorporated community in the township. It is located at 42°56′7″N 84°14′31″W / 42.93528°N 84.24194°W / 42.93528; -84.24194 at Bennington and Ruess Rds.

History

Bennington Township was organized in 1838. It was named after Bennington, Vermont the former home of first settlers.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.8 square miles (95 km2), of which 36.5 square miles (95 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.87%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,168 people, 1,252 households, and 906 families residing in the township. The population density was 82.7 per square mile (31.9/km2). There were 1,252 housing units at an average density of 30.4 per square mile (11.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.58% White, 0.17% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 1,252 households, out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.5% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.6% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 28.1% 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 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,786, and the median income for a family was $60,609. Males had a median income of $40,465 versus $31,528 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,841. About 2.3% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

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