Oshtemo Township, MichiganOshtemo Township
is a township located in Kalamazoo County, Michigan
. As of the 2000
census, the township had a total population of 17,003.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 93.5 km²
). 93.1 km² (36.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.42% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 17,003 people, 7,551 households, and 4,024 families residing in the township. The population density
is 182.6/km² (472.8/mi²). There are 7,987 housing units at an average density of 85.8/km² (222.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 84.97% White, 9.39% African American
, 0.30% Native American
, 2.26% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. 2.33% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 7,551 households out of which 24.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% are married couples living together, 9.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 46.7% are non-families. 33.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.19 and the average family size is 2.87.
In the township the population is spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 17.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $38,433, and the median income for a family is $57,515. Males have a median income of $40,798 versus $28,257 for females. The per capita income for the township is $24,249. 13.8% of the population and 7.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.1% are under the age of 18 and 7.2% are 65 or older.