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Home Township, Michigan
Township
Country United States
State Michigan
County Montcalm
Area
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.5 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation
948 ft (289 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 2,708
 • Density 75.2/sq mi (29.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
48829 (Edmore),
48891 (Vestaburg),
49310 (Blanchard)
FIPS code 26-38840
GNIS feature ID 1626483

Home Township is a civil township of Montcalm County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,708.

Communities

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.5 km²), of which 36.0 square miles (93.2 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.3 km²) (0.30%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,708 people, 1,033 households, and 753 families residing in the township. The population density was 75.2 per square mile (29.0/km²). There were 1,127 housing units at an average density of 31.3 per square mile (12.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.42% White, 0.26% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.85% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.14% of the population.

There were 1,033 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,590, and the median income for a family was $40,061. Males had a median income of $28,462 versus $21,950 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,522. About 12.4% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.9% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

Unusual attraction

A two-story outhouse is all that remains of an old factory or office. [1]

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