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Casco Township, Michigan
Township
Country United States
State Michigan
County Allegan
Area
 • Total 39.0 sq mi (100.9 km2)
 • Land 38.9 sq mi (100.7 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
630 ft (192 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,823
 • Density 73/sq mi (28.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 26-13700
GNIS feature ID 1626038

Casco Township is a civil township of Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,823 at the 2010 census.

Casco Township was established in 1854 by the division of Ganges Township.

Communities

There no villages within the township but there are several unincorporated communities:

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 39.0 square miles (100.9 km2), of which 38.9 square miles (100.7 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.17%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 2,009
1970 2,304 14.7%
1980 2,839 23.2%
1990 2,856 0.6%
2000 3,019 5.7%
2010 2,823 −6.5%
Source: Census Bureau. Census 1960- 2000, 2010.

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,019 people, 1,083 households, and 794 families residing in the township. The population density was 77.7 per square mile (30.0/km²). There were 1,827 housing units at an average density of 47.0 per square mile (18.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 88.14% White, 3.41% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 5.47% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.39% of the population.

There were 1,083 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 107.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,043, and the median income for a family was $49,821. Males had a median income of $36,935 versus $27,412 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,356. About 4.3% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

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