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Richland Township, Michigan
Township
Country United States
State Michigan
County Montcalm
Area
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Land 35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation
837 ft (255 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 2,868
 • Density 79.9/sq mi (30.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
48829 (Edmore),
48877 (Riverdale),
48891 (Vestaburg)
FIPS code 26-68300
GNIS feature ID 1626972

Richland Township is a civil township of Montcalm County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,868 at the 2000 census.

Communities

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (93.9 km²), of which 35.9 square miles (92.9 km²) is land and 0.4 square mile (1.0 km²) (1.05%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,868 people, 1,052 households, and 792 families residing in the township. The population density was 79.9 per square mile (30.9/km²). There were 1,245 housing units at an average density of 34.7 per square mile (13.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.15% White, 0.24% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.81% of the population.

There were 1,052 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 20.0% 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 2.71 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,847, and the median income for a family was $38,913. Males had a median income of $30,028 versus $20,871 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,889. About 6.5% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.

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