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Wright Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ottawa
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Land 36.2 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
709 ft (216 m)
 • Total 3,147
 • Density 86.69/sq mi (33.479/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
49403 (Conklin),
49404 (Coopersville),
49435 (Marne)
FIPS code 26-88820
GNIS feature ID 1627293

Wright Township is a civil township of Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,147 at the 2010 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94 km2), of which 36.2 square miles (94 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 0.39%, is water.

I-96 passes through the southern part of the township with an exit about one mile east of Marne at junction with M-11, another at Marne, and another at the eastern edge of Coopersville.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,286 people, 1,037 households, and 826 families residing in the township. The population density was 90.9 per square mile (35.1/km²). There were 1,082 housing units at an average density of 29.9 per square mile (11.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.53% White, 0.27% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 2.59% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.29% of the population.

There were 1,037 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,023, and the median income for a family was $56,389. Males had a median income of $39,360 versus $24,527 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,183. About 1.3% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

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