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Olive Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ottawa
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Land 36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
640 ft (195 m)
 • Total 4,735
 • Density 129.6/sq mi (50.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
49424 (Holland),
49460 (West Olive),
49464 (Zeeland)
FIPS code 26-60460
GNIS feature ID 1626841

Olive Township is a civil township of Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,735 at the 2010 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.8 km²), of which 36.2 square miles (93.8 km²) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.06%) is water. The Pigeon River flows through the northern part of the township.


As of the census of 2010, there were 4,375 people, 1,406 households, and 1,147 families residing in the township. The population density was 129.6 per square mile (50.0/km²). There were 1,414 housing units at an average density of 39.1 per square mile (15.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 86.02% White, 2.70% African American, 0.60% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 7.30% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.52% of the population.

There were 1,406 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.3% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 19, 7.2% from 20 to 24, 7.2% from 25 to 29, 47.1% from 30 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.8 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $61,176 and the median income for a family was $68,750. The per capita income for the township was $20,613. About 6.9% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.

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