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Vergennes Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kent
 • Total 35.4 sq mi (91.7 km2)
 • Land 34.7 sq mi (89.9 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
791 ft (241 m)
 • Total 4,189
 • Density 118.3/sq mi (45.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 26-81920
GNIS feature ID 1627193

Vergennes Township is a civil township of Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 3,611.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.4 square miles (92 km2), of which, 34.7 square miles (90 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it (1.98%) is water.


  • Fallasburg is an unincorporated community in the township. It began around a grist mill built by J. Wesley Fallas in 1839. It had a post office from 1851 until 1901.
  • Fox's Corner started around the home of James S. Fox in 1836. It had a schoolhouse beginning in 1870.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,611 people, 1,142 households, and 970 families residing in the township. The population density was 104.0 per square mile (40.2/km²). There were 1,209 housing units at an average density of 34.8 per square mile (13.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.48% White, 0.64% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.16% of the population.

There were 1,142 households out of which 48.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.7% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.0% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $61,500, and the median income for a family was $62,313. Males had a median income of $47,723 versus $31,754 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,339. About 5.2% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 17.6% of those age 65 or over.

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