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Emmett Charter Township, Michigan
Charter township
Location of Emmett Charter Township in Michigan
Location of Emmett Charter Township in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Calhoun
 • Total 32.5 sq mi (84.2 km2)
 • Land 32.0 sq mi (82.9 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
889 ft (271 m)
 • Total 11,770
 • Density 368/sq mi (142.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 26-25935
GNIS feature ID 1626239

Emmett Charter Township is a charter township of Calhoun County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Battle Creek Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 11,770 at the 2010 census.


When first organized the township was named Androver Township. It was given its present name in 1839.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.5 square miles (84.2 km2), of which 32.0 square miles (82.9 km2) is land and 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), or 1.54%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 9,087
1970 10,881 19.7%
1980 11,155 2.5%
1990 10,764 −3.5%
2000 11,979 11.3%
2010 11,770 −1.7%
Source: Census Bureau. Census 1960- 2000, 2010.

As of the census of 2000, there were 11,979 people, 4,834 households, and 3,267 families residing in the township. The population density was 371.3 per square mile (143.4/km²). There were 5,232 housing units at an average density of 162.2 per square mile (62.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.51% White, 2.11% African American, 0.68% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.31% of the population.

There were 4,834 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,868, and the median income for a family was $52,170. Males had a median income of $38,523 versus $27,474 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,608. About 5.9% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

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