West Branch Township, Missaukee County, MichiganWest Branch Township
is a township located in Missaukee County, Michigan
. As of the 2000
census, the township had a total population of 532.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 92.5 km²
). 92.4 km² (35.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.08% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 532 people, 182 households, and 137 families residing in the township. The population density
is 5.8/km² (14.9/mi²). There are 316 housing units at an average density of 3.4/km² (8.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 95.86% White, 0.19% African American
, 1.13% Native American
, 0.00% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 182 households out of which 36.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% are married couples living together, 5.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% are non-families. 20.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.85 and the average family size is 3.23.
In the township the population is spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $36,161, and the median income for a family is $41,042. Males have a median income of $31,667 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the township is $14,057. 12.0% of the population and 4.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.4% are under the age of 18 and 12.3% are 65 or older.