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Ganges Township, Michigan
Township
Country United States
State Michigan
County Allegan
Area
 • Total 32.7 sq mi (84.7 km2)
 • Land 32.0 sq mi (83.0 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation
699 ft (213 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,530
 • Density 79/sq mi (30.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
49408
FIPS code 26-31360
GNIS feature ID 1626332

Ganges Township is a civil township of Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,530 at the 2010 census.

Communities

There are no incorporated villages with in the township, but several unincorporated communities:

History

Ganges Township was established in 1847. Esther was the name of a post office here from 1894 until 1901.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.7 square miles (84.7 km2), of which 32.0 square miles (83.0 km2) is land and 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2), or 1.95%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,672
1970 2,061 23.3%
1980 2,009 −2.5%
1990 2,124 5.7%
2000 2,524 18.8%
2010 2,530 0.2%
Source: Census Bureau. Census 1960- 2000, 2010.

At the 2000 census, there were 2,524 people, 982 households and 676 families residing in the township. The population density was 77.8 per square mile (30.0/km²). There were 1,384 housing units at an average density of 42.6 per square mile (16.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.38% White, 0.48% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 4.12% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.93% of the population.

There were 982 households of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

24.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median household income was $47,143 and the median family income was $52,333. Males had a median income of $38,235 and females $24,917. The per capita income was $22,753. About 4.7% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

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