Big Rapids Township, MichiganBig Rapids Township
is a township located in Mecosta County, Michigan
. As of the 2000
census, the township had a total population of 3,249.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 80.4 km²
). 79.4 km² (30.7 mi²) of it is land and 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.19% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 3,249 people, 1,200 households, and 813 families residing in the township. The population density
is 40.9/km² (105.9/mi²). There are 1,287 housing units at an average density of 16.2/km² (42.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 94.06% White, 2.06% African American
, 0.40% Native American
, 1.91% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 1.02% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,200 households out of which 31.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% are non-families. 19.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.02.
In the township the population is spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 15.3% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $47,933, and the median income for a family is $60,583. Males have a median income of $38,510 versus $30,893 for females. The per capita income for the township is $22,761. 10.6% of the population and 6.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.2% are under the age of 18 and 8.7% are 65 or older.