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Spencer Township, Michigan

Spencer Township is a township located in Kent County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 3,681.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 94.9 km² (36.7 mi²). 90.9 km² (35.1 mi²) of it is land and 4.0 km² (1.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.26% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 3,681 people, 1,357 households, and 1,028 families residing in the township. The population density is 40.5/km² (104.9/mi²). There are 1,641 housing units at an average density of 18.1/km² (46.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 96.82% White, 0.76% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. 1.28% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 1,357 households out of which 34.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% are married couples living together, 7.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% are non-families. 18.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.67 and the average family size is 3.02. In the township the population is spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 106.6 males. The median income for a household in the township is $51,765, and the median income for a family is $55,475. Males have a median income of $38,021 versus $27,733 for females. The per capita income for the township is $18,692. 5.2% of the population and 4.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.9% are under the age of 18 and 11.7% are 65 or older.