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Lafayette Township, Michigan
Township
Country United States
State Michigan
County Gratiot
Area
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
702 ft (214 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 656
 • Density 18.2/sq mi (7.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 26-44080
GNIS feature ID 1626568

Lafayette Township is a civil township of Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 656 at the 2000 census.

Communities

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), all land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 656 people, 239 households, and 184 families residing in the township. The population density was 18.2 per square mile (7.0/km²). There were 261 housing units at an average density of 7.2 per square mile (2.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.43% White, 0.30% African American, 0.61% Native American, 3.20% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.42% of the population.

There were 239 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,229, and the median income for a family was $45,703. Males had a median income of $37,292 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,203. About 3.9% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

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