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Charleston Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kalamazoo County
 • Total 35.6 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 • Land 34.8 sq mi (90.1 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
945 ft (288 m)
 • Total 1,975
 • Density 57/sq mi (21.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 26-077-14720
GNIS feature ID 1626059

Charleston Township is a civil township of Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The 2010 census recorded a population of 1,975, up from 1,813 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92 km2), of which 34.9 square miles (90 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (2.05%) is water.


A section of the township was settled in 1833 by Robert Burdick and three of his married sons who had migrated from Otsego County, New York. It was known as Burdick Settlement.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,813 people, 679 households, and 533 families residing in the township. The population density was 52.0 per square mile (20.1/km2). There were 708 housing units at an average density of 20.3 per square mile (7.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.47% White, 0.55% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.

There were 679 households, out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.0% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,707, and the median income for a family was $54,188. Males had a median income of $39,271 versus $29,079 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,921. About 5.3% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

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